SIKESTON - Sikeston's radio station has been granted the call letters KSIM by the Federal Communications Commission, H.C. Young, vice president of the Sikeston Community Broadcasting Company, announced today.
DEXTER - Dexter citizens voted four to one yesterday to renew the franchise of the Missouri Utilities Company. The electrical franchise was approved 424 to 96 and the gas franchise is 430 to 97.
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SIKESTON - Teen-agers in Sunset began a painting and cleaning project today on Alabama Street. The group is working every day until school starts, and will then work after school in work parties to improve the appearance of the area.
SIKESTON - Don Alexander has been named publisher/general manager of The Daily Standard, effective today.
SIKESTON - Local SEMO gridders include: Richard Darcy of Dexter, Trent Lane of Charleston, Alex Green of Hayti, Gregg Crews of Parkway West, Church Farris of Lutheran South, Rob Berker of East Prairie, Brad Lively of Cape Central and Johnny Shelton of Poplar Bluff.
SIKESTON - Sikeston HIgh School and Sikeston Legion standout third baseman, Jared Self, signed a letter of intent to attend Dyersburg Community College on Tuesday. Self will join three Sikeston American Legion players at Dyersburg with Lincoln Scherer, Robbie Sims and Fred Hartman also attending the community college.
SIKESTON - Ulysses Neal, who for 20 years has helped turn raw coal into power for Sikeston citizens, opened the coal train chute Wednesday at the Power Plant, releasing what may be some of the last of Illinois' Brush Creek Mine coal coming from here. The Board of Municipal Utilities is preparing for a test burn of coal from the Rocky Mountains, which if successful, could save up to $3 million per year in fuel costs.
SIKESTON - The Rev. Michael T. Blissett will be honored during weekend services for 17 years of service as pastor at Blissett Temple Church of God.