SIKESTON - A complimentary ticket from the Sikeston Standard will admit Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Barrett to the Malden Theatre Tuesday to see "Dr. Gillespie's Assistant."
SIKESTON - Little Billie Deane, 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Deane III of Sikeston, has the honor of catching the largest fish for any young boy or girl at Whitten Lake, located near Canalou. He caught the 4-pound channel catfish Sunday.
EAST PRAIRIE - A special election will be conducted July 23 on the proposed merger of East Prairie and Dorena school districts.
SIKESTON - The first cotton bloom of the season was reported to The Daily Standard Wednesday morning. Jamie Walls, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Walls of Catron, brought in the Stoneville 85 cotton bloom.
MINER - The walls of Miner's tiny city hall shook with disagreement Tuesday as the planning and zoning board discussed a proposed motel and the mayor asked an alderman to turn in his police badge.
SIKESTON - Finding a silver lining amidst the gray clouds of Senate Bill 380, Dr. Robert Buchanan reported good news to the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education Tuesday. Although the 1993-94 budget will stay the same as last year, except for the $2 levy adjustments, the 1994-95 budget should send new dollars flowing into the district. "The state gives us no choice but to raise the tax levy to $2 this year, then to $2.75 next year," Buchanan said. "At this new rate of $2.75, we should see an increase of $980,557 in 1994-95. Over the next four years we will see an increase of new state aid that totals $2,270,718."