SIKESTON - Gid's Blue Room Tavern, located on East Malone Street near the Dunn Hotel, was sold this week to J.J. Grady.
WYATT - Running water now flows for the towns of Wyatt and Wilson City in Mississippi County, following approval of the water supply by the state health department. The announcement was made Tuesday by town officials and Harry S. Littleton, Farmers Home Administration county supervisor for Scott and Mississippi counties.
SIKESTON - There is a question facing Sikeston area voters in the upcoming Feb. 4 special election which more than a few people do not understand. In fact, many people may not yet know they will be asked to make a decision on this issue. The ballot reads, "Shall the Sikeston Road District be dissolved?" Voters can either mark yes or no. Abolishing the Sikeston Special Road District would mean that residents of the area would be taken into the county common road district, which has a 22 cents per $100 valuation tax levy.
SIKESTON - Todd Christensen has been named manager at the DeKalb-Pfizer Genetics Corn Production Plant in Sikeston, according to Nate McGuire, production manager for the company.
BENTON - It is now official - Wayne Petit is the new Second District Commissioner for Scott County. The 27-year-old Petit will fill the unexpired term of the late Joe Spalding. Gov. Mel Carnahan made the appointment at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
MINER - With several property owners unwilling to sign easement agreements, the Miner Board of Alderman was forced to switch plans for a water line looping project on Matthews Lane. Alderman Betty Barnes said she and the other property holders she talked to weren't opposed to the waterline - but they weren't going to sign anything.