SIKESTON - After more than 35 years of mail service to the people of Sikeston, Chris L. Francis will retire Nov. 30.
SIKESTON - The Junior Chamber of Commerce will finance the training and selection of a police dog for the police department. Bob Bozell, chairman of the project, announced today that the club decided to undertake the project because of national acceptance of the police canine dog corps.
SIKESTON - The price of a hospital stay in Sikeston is either a bargain or an extravagance, depending on what other hospital you compare it to, a new study reports. The average cost of one day in a Sikeston hospital, including room and board, drugs, nursing care and other "ancillary" services, now is $530, which is $8 less than Missouri's statewide average and slightly below the national average of $541.
SIKESTON - Two men were arrested Wednesday following a drug raid on their house. At approximately 8 a.m. the members of the Special Operations Group initiated a raid at 130 Cardinal St., and found a white substance, assumed to be cocaine, $2,000 in cash and a loaded handgun. The location of the drugs was detected by Sikeston's canine, Astro and with the use of an IONSCAN, a technically advanced piece of equipment used for detecting narcotics. The drugs have been sent to the SEMO Crime Lab to be analyzed.
CHARLESTON - The four escapees from the Mississippi County Jail are back in custody, all recaptured without incident. One was located in an abandoned vehicle and three of the men were located at a residence in Cairo, Ill. "They will all be charged with the additional felony of escape from confinement," Mississippi County Sheriff Larry Turley said.