SIKESTON - A building boom that will rival anything Sikeston has ever seen is getting under way. In the past six weeks, permits for building with a total value of more than $85,000 have been granted by the city council. These permits don't include earlier permits and others, still in the planning stages.
MATTHEWS -Rides are being put up and concession stands erected for the Third Annual Fall Festival sponsored by the Matthews Community Club and the volunteer fire department. The event gets under way tonight at 6:30 p.m.
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Sept. 30, 1985
SIKESTON - About $3,284.99 in cash, personal checks and gift coins have been discovered missing from a safe at Goldes Department Store in the Kingsway Mall. Ken Dukes, manager of the store, reported to the Sikeston DPS on Sunday that the money, which was in bank bags and an envelope in the safe, was probably taken Saturday afternoon, although the theft was not discovered until Sunday.
BLOOMFIELD - Union troops will once again march on the city of Bloomfield, but instead of searching for Rebels, they will be raising money for a local museum. The "March for Preservation" will raise money for a museum and library to honor the Stars and Stripes newspaper in Bloomfield. Once complete, the building will house items relating to the longtime military newspaper.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Unit of the American Heart Association will host its first Healthy Choice American Heart Walk at 3 p.m. inside the River Birch Mall. Refreshments will be provided.
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SIKESTON - Sikeston quarterback Jimmy Loflin broke an 18-yard run on a play Friday in the Bulldog - Poplar Bluff game. Sikeston won 27 - 6.