SIKESTON - Two thunderstorms hitting Sikeston about 24 hours apart brought a total of 2.33 inches of rainfall which was badly needed.
SIKESTON - An application for a technical assistance grant under Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 designating Sikeston as a "growth center" has been approved by the state, Rep. Tony Heckemeyer reported today.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston-Charleston teachers' training institute, held for the past four weeks at the Sikeston Senior High School, ended today. Approximately 150 teachers attended the institute, made possible through the cooperation of the Charleston and Sikeston public schools.
SIKESTON - There were no surprises at Monday's Sikeston City Council meeting. Council members, stating they believe there is no alternative, voted to increase the sanitary sewer rate. A 17.5 cent rate increase was reviewed and recommended by the Board of Directors of the Board of Municipal Utilities during May and June. No opposition was heard during a public hearing held on June 23.
SIKESTON - Sandra Beedle was named the winner of the 42-inch big screen TV from the Market Place/Coca Cola Ping-Pong drop held Saturday in the parking lot at Market Place. She now has to figure out where to put her newly-won prize. A motor scooter and various other prizes were given away.
SIKESTON - According to Larry Blunt with the New Madrid County ASCS office, excess rain delayed the harvest of wheat this year. "The wheat harvest is later than usual and farmers are just finishing, but talking to a few farmers, it's yielding 50-60 yields per bushel and that's a very good crop," stated Blunt.