60 years ago -- Jan. 14, 1948
SIKESTON - Little Miss Dixie Dawson, 2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold "Pete" Dawson of New Madrid, has been selected as the child of the month for December - the fifth child to be chosen in the contest by Dysart-
Auer Studio in Sikeston.
POPLAR BLUFF - A request for $436,000 in state funds to build a new headquarters for Troop E of the Missouri State Highway Patrol was made in a capital improvements hearing before the House Appropriations Committee in Jefferson City. The old facility has been outgrown with its 2,700 square feet. The new building is designed for 14,000 square feet.
SIKESTON - The new wing of the Missouri Delta Community Hospital should be completed Feb. 1 and will make the facility "outstanding," Administrator Harold Jones reported to the Rotary Club. Jones said the improvements will cost $3.1 million of which $915,000 will be supplied by the federal government. He said only $300,000 in local funds is needed to complete the wing.
SIKESTON - Gov. John Ashcroft praised recent economic development efforts in Sikeston, southwest Missouri and Sedalia during a teleconference interview with newspaper editors and publishers around the state Thursday. The Daily Standard general manager and publisher Don Alexander joined individuals from seven newspapers in the state for the interview.
SIKESTON - The long-anticipated new street sweeper is up and running. The $126,000 machine has a full warranty for two years, after which it has a guaranteed buy back of $45,000.