SIKESTON - Decided interest in the two propositions to be considered by Sikeston voters at the special election next Tuesday has been engendered during the past few days by those responsible for having the election called. Voters at the election are to grant or refuse a franchise to the Moody-
Seagraves Corp., builders of natural gas lines, to connect with the city for the purpose of offering the gas service to customers here. The other proposition up for consideration by Sikeston voters in the proposed change from the present aldermanic form of city government to the commission form.
SIKESTON - Firemen were called at 2:55 a.m. today to extinguish a fire in a damaged boxcar at the Scott County Milling Co. Workers at the site were cutting the boxcar with an acetylene torch when it caught fire. The blaze was extinguished at 3:10 a.m.
NEW MADRID - The City Council began the new year with discussions of problems from the past. Items covered during Monday evening included enforcement of the dog ordinance, delinquent accounts and railroad right-of -ways.
SIKESTON - After nearly three years of intense surveillance, literally a thousand hours of time, and hundreds of complaints and arrests in Sunset's Felker Street area, another large nail has been driven into the heart of well-
known criminal activity in Sikeston. On Friday, the Missouri Division of Liquor Control announced the liquor license of Rufus Sumlin was revoked.
SIKESTON - The holidays are over according to area residents, now lights and other decorations are coming down. It took Eric Vines and Harrison Waltrip 36 hours to decorate Waltrip's home and around six hours to take the 1,000 strands of lights.