SIKESTON - Just arrived: 20 chests of silverware. 1847 Rogers Bros. and Community, all 52-piece chests, service of eight - $64.75 and $69.75. Patterns include Carnation, First Love, Eternally Yours and Milady at Hale's Jewelry and Optical Stores, 120 N. Madrid, phone 683; or 105 E. Malone Ave., phone 400.
SIKESTON - Sikeston holds an important place in the nation's interstate highway network. Already Sikeston is the meeting point of Interstate 47 and 55. The state is now calling for a feasibility study of a turnpike between Sikeston and Kansas City. Also, the toll road issue connecting Southeast Missouri with Western Missouri is still being debated.
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BENTON - The unemployment rate rose moderately in June in the four-county area, but still remains considerably lower than one year ago.
SIKESTON - Gerald Howard, director of Sikeston's emergency management program, has been working with the city to provide relief for local residents suffering from hot weather.
SIKESTON - Youngsters found relief from the summer heat by playing on a water slide Wednesday afternoon. The children, ranging from 2 to 6 years of age are students of Powell's Daycare, owned by Lillian Powell. Her assistant, Cris Melrose, supervised the afternoon water fun.
MORLEY - Alan Wells, an instructor with the Department of Public Safety with Mineral Area College, is one of the individuals who developed a mobile training classroom to train potential dispatchers in emergency medical responses. The Mobile Training Center will be in Morley for two weeks where 20 students are learning the basics of E911.
SIKESTON - The Child and Adult Care Food Program is the latest victim of "welfare reform." Of the approximately 40 day care providers in Sikeston, more than half are expecting to see their food program funds cut by 54 percent. Statewide, only 30-40 percent of the 2,700 providers will stay at the old rate, the remainder will receive $1.35 per child.