SIKESTON - Lyman Bowman, president of the Scott County Milling Co., said yesterday that 75 percent of its employees have been laid off and that there is no more corn and only enough wheat to run two flour mills for two weeks.
SIKESTON - The Lions Club will give four junior awards at the honor assembly at the high school Monday afternoon. The awards will be given to a boy and girl in the senior class and a boy and girl in the ninth grade.
MINER - The Miner City Council will decide later this month if an external truck washing business should clean the inside of the vehicles. Clyde Keller, owner of Keller Truck Services, asked the council for permission to start washing the inside of trucks, specifically those of Gold Bond Ice Cream. Miner Mayor Bill James asked if Keller had a plan for washing the inside of the trucks and for handling the waste water used during the operation. He expressed concern about possibly degrading Miner's sewer system.
SIKESTON - Public Safety Chief Jim Leist presented former Councilman Chuck Leible with a plaque, naming him an honorary member of the Department of Public Safety and Mayor Alan Keenan presented him with a plaque honoring him for six years of dedication and service to the council during Monday night's council meeting. After a short speech, thanking the council and residents of the community for such a memorable tenure, Leible left council chambers saying he felt comfortable leaving the city's business in the "very capable hands" of his peers on the council.
SIKESTON - Armetha Taylor is the perfect choice for the Women's Division of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce 1996 Teacher of the Year. Martha Bell, president of the organization, said what made Taylor stand out from the rest of the nominations was the number of letters received in her favor.