SIKESTON - Grover C. Banks announced the first bloom of cotton for the year. He brought the bloom into The Daily Standard office, saying that he found it in his field next to town.
SIKESTON - Sun Airline Corp. of Rolla, a new commercial commuter air service, wants to start serving Sikeston. Richard Pinkerton, manager of the Chamber of Commerce, said today. Three of the corporation's representatives met Monday afternoon with Mayor Kendall Sikes, City Manager Raymert Miller, Wendall Caskey, airport manager, and Pinkerton.
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SIKESTON - Bids taken to replace 50 parking meters were opened Monday night at the City Council meeting, but action was tabled until further study can be made. 20 years ago -- July 1, 1987
SIKESTON - Fiscal year statistics and plans for waste products were the focus of the July meeting of the Board of Municipal Utilities Wednesday evening. According to Ed Throop, controller, the unaudited wholesale net income was figured at a loss of $3,830,069 compared to a $15,809,627 last year.
SIKESTON - A 19-inch color TV, beer valued at $25 and between $3 and $4 in change was taken between 10:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday from the Wagon Wheel at 835 W. Malone. Vandals also damaged four machines on the property.
CHARLESTON - The Bootheel Biddies Tournament at Charleston Country Club has registered as one of an anticipated 2,000 official sites in the national Rally with GOLF for WOMEN Magazine For a Cure program. The Rally For a Cure is an awareness and early detection campaign that benefits the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The grass roots program, which was launched in 1996, is the first such initiative to reach out to amateur women golfers.
SIKESTON - Sikeston American Legion pitcher Ben Marshall took the mound Monday against Cape at the Capaha Field. The Legion team lost both games of the double-header falling 15-10 in the first and 19-15 in the second.