SIKESTON - Fred Tope and son, Fred Tope Jr., recently purchased the Budweiser Bar on Front Street and took possession Friday.
CHARLESTON - Artist Mary Frazier of Charleston and sculptor James Garner of Cape Girardeau will conduct a showing together April 30 at the Mississippi County Historical Society and Art Gallery.
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NEW MADRID - Showers interrupted Easter sunrise services. They caused low attendance in two services and cancellation of open services on the banks of the Mississippi River at New Madrid.
SIKESTON - Fashion Bug has announced the grand opening celebration date for its newest store, a facility in Sikeston's Kingsway Mall. April 2 is the date set aside for the celebration at Fashion Bug of Sikeston. The 7,140-square-
foot store will feature a large selection of the latest fashion items in junior, misses and plus sizes at moderate prices.
MARSTON - Production of metal at Noranda Aluminum Inc. reached 2 million tons recently. Noranda tapped its first metal on Feb. 25, 1971, from the original potline. Since that time, two other potlines have been built at the plant located on the Mississippi River south of New Madrid.
SIKESTON - The city of Sikeston is seeking approval of a bond issue which won't cost the residential users a penny. "Approval of this revenue bond issue will not impact residential rates currently in place," said City Manager Steve Borgsmiller. The new plant, to be located in the northwest part of the Business and Technology Park next to the drainage ditch will have the capacity to treat 400,000 gallons of water per day. City officials estimate the Good Humor-Breyers plant, scheduled to begin production next April, will ultimately use up to 95 percent of the new plant's capacity. The bonds will be repaid from the operation of the facility.
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SIKESTON - The Sikeston Kindergarten Center Good Citizenship award winners for the month of March are Emily Sargent, Dana Christian, Skylar Harden, Rebecca Van De Velde, DeAndre Barnes, Leah Thornton, Kollin Morris, Hunter Borton, Caitlin McGee, Amanda Snow, Justin Pruitt, Brandon Hicks and Tamara Wiley.