SIKESTON - Mid-summer temperatures continued in the Sikeston area during the past few days with the mercury hitting a high of 95 on Saturday.
SEDALIA - Miss Leta Jane Bock, 17, of Charleston, was crowned Missouri State Queen of Fairs for 1966 Sunday. Miss Bock was selected from a group of 31 candidates and she will reign over the state fair activities through Aug. 28. The queen was elected by her 30 co-competitors as Miss Congeniality.
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Aug. 21, 1986
SIKESTON - The object of bicycle motocross is to go round and round the track - a feeling with which the Sikeston City Council can identify after a three-hour meeting Wednesday that apparently paved the way for a BMX race tonight.
NEW MADRID - New Madrid County Central's football Eagles are looking at a tougher schedule in 1986 - and Coach Ron Jones likes it. But "one the other end of the line, you can bite off more than you can chew if you're not careful," Jones said.
MINER - The new 500,000 gallon water tower in Miner should be complete within the month. It, along with two others, will supply 625,000 gallons of ground storage. The $565,000 plus tower was constructed by Phoenix Fabricators, which is also handling the painting.
BENTON - Starting Aug. 28, certified peace officers in the state of Missouri must have a minimum of 48 hours of Continuing Education for the three-year period ending Dec. 31, 1999. Thereafter, CEUs will be required at the rate of 48 for each three-year period. Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell recently initiated an extensive training program to bring his department into compliance with the required courses. Members of his department, as well as himself, are certified instructors and will be providing in-service training to the department.