SIKESTON - Construction of Sikeston's "G.I." house financed through the Federal Housing Administration under the provision of the G.I. Bill of Rights, is to begin Monday, it was announced by John Powell, who is handling the transaction. The house is to be built on East Gladys Street in the Chamber of Commerce addition.
SIKESTON - The Fitzpatrick Jewelry Store opened their doors for business here this week at 137 Front St. G.F. Caudle of Blytheville, Ark., is manager of the store and Miss Joanne Edwards of Sikeston is employed as a clerk.
SIKESTON - Hal F. Robertson, manager of the Federal Land Bank Association of Sikeston, will attend the annual conference of Federal Land Bank managers, associate managers and appraisers in St. Louis next Monday and Tuesday.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Art League has been sponsoring an art exhibition at Saving of America for the past weeks. This is the club's first judged art show with 85 artists participating. Cash prizes and honorable mentions were awarded during the event with the best of show being a self-portrait by Julie Simmons of Charleston and the purchase prize honors going to Myrtle Mayfield of Sikeston.
NEW MADRID - An anonymous tip led to the seizing of 61 marijuana plants by the members of the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department. The plants were found growing behind a barn on County Road 610, south of Matthews.
SIKESTON - To help address the city's financial woes, an ordinance will be drafted by City Manager Steve Borgsmiller to place a 1/4 cent sales tax on the August ballot. During a special city council meeting Wednesday night, council members reviewed the suggestions of the subcommittee that had been formed recently to review the problem. Figures indicate a 1/4 cent sales tax would raise $425,000.
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SIKESTON - As part of Sikeston's Springfest, Morgan Elliot was named Little Miss Springfest. Chesley Williams was first runner up with the second place honors going to Mykah Bryan.