SIKESTON - In a $20,000 cash transaction completed late Saturday, Stephens Burns Inc. of Maplewood purchased the building on Highway 60 north at Sikeston, formerly occupied by the Southeast Motor Co., Kaiser-Frazer Agency.
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Dillender, Route 2 Sikeston, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary Sunday at a surprise reception from 2 to 5 p.m. at the East Side Church of the Nazarene. The reception was given by their son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dillender.
SIKESTON - Workers from Sikeston Builders added another roof truss to the new Lambert's Cafe, scheduled for completion this spring, possibly in April. Sikeston Builders only will complete the exterior. Work on the Miner cafe's interior, which is an area of about 10,000 square feet, is planned when the roof is finished and the interior concrete poured.
SIKESTON - Continuing a 17-year tradition, Miner Mayor Betty Barnes presented a Christmas ham to Code Enforcement Officer Barry McDowell. As in years past, nearly all of the city officials and employees were given a ham for the holidays. But the hams almost weren't delivered when it was discovered that the city couldn't legally provide the hams. However, a local businesswoman stepped in to the pick up the tab for the nearly 60 hams.
NEW MADRID - A dedication ceremony completed a vision begun by the founder of Matrindale Chevrolet Olds and Pontiac dealership on Highway 61 South in New Madrid. A memorial flag pole, intended to honor the Martindale's son, Randy, was dedicated to him and the late James Martindale, founder of the business who died earlier this year. Martindale founded the dealership in 1978 and his son, Randy joined him in the business in 1979.