SIKESTON - Melvin "Jake" Couch has been injured while on the job at a shoe factory here. His foot was caught in a machine and was smashed, but no bones were broken and Melvin should be back to work soon.
SIKESTON - Chamber of Commerce aspirations were reviewed by Manager Richard Pinkerton at a meeting of the Rotary Club last night at the Rustic Rock Inn. Pinkerton said the Chamber of Commerce needed more membership and a planned work program.
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SIKESTON - David Blanton will preside as master of ceremonies at the annual Man of the Year Banquet April 20 at the National Guard Armory.
SIKESTON - Mark Madigan remembers preparing to lift 418 pounds. And he remembers walking away with a state award. In between, he said, there is only a void.
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Southeast Missouri State University wants to raise incidental and general fees by $4 a credit hour next academic year. In-state undergraduate students would pay $100 a credit hour if the increase is approved. The university's budget review has recommended increasing incidental fees by $3 and general fees by $1.
SIKESTON - The city of Sikeston will not seek to locate a state prison here. Economic Development Director Bill Green made the announcement this morning after a New Madrid County landowner apparently withdrew his interest in the project.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Senior High Class of '97 held their raffle for the senior trip Wednesday afternoon with the grand prize being a color television. Several businesses donated items. Hense Winchester of Sikeston won the television.
SIKESTON - New trustees for the Missouri Delta Medical Center Foundation are: Phil Barkett, Dr. Linza Killion and Dr. Don Cento.