SIKESTON - The Malone and Rex Theaters will pay tribute to the boys and girls of the Armed Services by showing their pictures on the screen. Please leave pictures at the box office by Sept. 3.
SIKESTON - Ryan Construction Co. has been awarded the contract to build the new Murray Lane Elementary School, it was announced by Superintendent Lynn Twitty.
SIKESTON - Judge M.E. Montgomery will be one of 55 veteran members of the legal profession to be recognized as "Senior Counselors" by the Missouri Bar.
CAIRO, Ill. - A new record for no precipitation has been set, according to the National Weather Service. In the past 58 days, the Cairo office has recorded .18 inches of precipitation, making this the driest period on record.
NEW MADRID - Contract talks were continuing today with United Steelworkers of America Local 7686 and management of Noranda Aluminum.
SIKESTON - Shawdi Johnson is the Standard Democrat Calendar Girl for September. The daughter of Paul and Donna Johnson of Sikeston currently attends Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau. She was a finalist in the 1992 Miss Sikeston contest.
SIKESTON - American Legion Post 114 will be "Saluting Sikeston" during the 49th Annual Cotton Carnival Parade Sept. 25. Contestants are being sought for the Cotton Carnival Pageants.
EAST PRAIRIE - Craftsmen and exhibitors will fill Big Oak Tree State Park to demonstrate skills of yore during Living History Day 1993 Sept. 18.