SIKESTON -An attempt to secure a branch of the Barlow Cannery of Barlow, Ky., is being made for Sikeston by Frank Miller, secretary of the Sikeston Chamber of Commerce.
ORAN- Two vapor lights were ordered installed at Highway 77 and Church Street by the city council.
EAST PRAIRIE - John R. Selders, the new minister at the First Christian Church, has assumed his duties.
CHARLESTON - The purchase of a street sweeper and dates for a city election have been set by the Charleston City Council. According to City Manager Bob Morris, the council Tuesday night authorized purchase of a new FMMC street sweeper at a cost of $55,000. Financing for the sweeper, which will replace the current nine-year-old model in need of extensive repairs, will be through the First Security State Bank of Charleston.
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SIKESTON - The route for Saturday's Kenny Rogers United Cerebral Palsy Center charity walk has been announced. The walk will begin at the Kingsway Mall in Sikeston, with registration at 9 a.m. The walk will start at 10 a.m.
SIKESTON - Where there is smoke, there is not always fire. Students at the Sikeston Kindergarten were given a lesson on how to exit a smoke-filled room safely. With the help of Cape Girardeau's artificial smoke machine, DPS Sgt. Benny Thurston showed members of Janet Johnson's class the proper way to exit the classroom.
SIKESTON - According to area pumpkin growers, the long hot summer wreaked havoc on this year's pumpkin crop. That could mean fewer pumpkin pies and (gasp) fewer jack-o'-lanterns for Halloween. "There's one word to sum up this year's pumpkin crop," said a disappointed Donald Beggs, "bad."