SIKESTON - The P.C. Editor says: The Standard has purchased a Duplex Printing Press that prints from a roll and expect to have it installed within the next 30 or 40 days. This will be a great labor saver and will enable us to go over to a daily as soon as conditions justify as we now have the franchise of the American Press Association.
SIKESTON - In a special service of dedication Sunday, the Tanner Street Church of God broke ground as a first step in the beginning of the construction of new facilities for the Christian education program.
EAST PRAIRIE - East Prairie officials elected in Tuesday's city election were sworn into office at the City Council meeting Thursday night. City Clerk Carlotta Kersey administered the oath of office to: City Collector Doris Owens, Police Chief Richard Gregory, Mayor Martin Hutcheson, Ward I Councilman Joe Sorrells, Ward 2-A Councilman Fred Long, Ward 2 Alderman Donald Dick and Ward 2 Councilman Steve Secoy.
SIKESTON - Sikeston High School choir director William Grega has been busy coaching a senior girls' sextet. The group, which has been together since the girls were freshmen, will make their fourth trip to the State Music Festival this year. Members of the sextet are Becky Walton, Halli Matthews, Jennifer Wolfe, Katie Walton, Brooke Lemmons and Kim McCord.
SIKESTON - While the city's property and liability insurance company remains tied up in state-mandated rehabilitation, the city still is covered, City Manager Steve Borgsmiller said Friday. Borgsmiller said if the company had not gone into rehab, the city most likely would have chosen to renew its policies May 1 without question.