(Tim Jaynes, Staff)
Billy Hammon, a city of Sikeston Park Division employee, loads a Christmas tree into a Pullen Brothers' truck. The trees were part of the city's annual Christmas tree collection program. Trees will be taken to the Corps of Engineers' Lake Wappapello and to the city's lakes in the Recreation Complex and R.S. Matthews Park where they will be bundled into small groups to be submerged in the lakes for fish shelters. The recycling effort ultimately will improve the fishing in the lakes.