SIKESTON - Billy Walker, Sikeston businessman, announced Saturday the purchase of the Homestead Hotel on Highway 60 from J.F. Cox Sr., who has owned the property for a number of years. The price was $42,000.
CHARLESTON - A.J. Drinkwater was named Charleston's Man of the Year Thursday night at a banquet sponsored by the Lions Club. Gov. Warren E. Hearnes, his fellow townsman, presented the award. Drinkwater is a retired farmer and is chairman of the Missouri Delta Community Hospital fund drive for the Charleston area.
SIKESTON - The estimated cotton loss in the fire Thursday at Sikeston Compress and Warehouse was $4,200 or one-third of the value of the boxcar load.
SIKESTON - Work has begun on the second shell located on West Wakefield Avenue. The shell building is located behind the first one, which was constructed in 1982, and is currently occupied by Media Press. The purpose of the construction, approved by the Sikeston Development Council earlier this summer, is to have a speculative building prepared for prospective businesses.
CAPE GIRARDEAU - President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore will start a two-day bus tour with a rally in downtown Capaha Park, campaign officials said Friday night. Campaign spokeswoman Rachel Fayman said the mid-
afternoon will feature Clinton, Gore and their wives. Air Force One will fly to the Cape Girardeau Airport and the group will board buses for the trip to the park, named for a tribe of Indians who once lived in the area, Fayman said. The buses will then go to Cairo, Ill. where they will stop if time permits.
SIKESTON - Sikeston Concrete Products Inc. was honored as the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce's Industry of the Month for August. Part of the community for over 50 years, Sikeston Concrete is owned by Ray Clinton.