SIKESTON - After publishing the Daily Standard twice a week for more than 29 years, the announcement was made that the newspaper will be published five times every week starting soon.
SIKESTON - The basement of the parish house at the First Methodist Church will serve as the Coffee House, a teenage meeting place. The meeting place has been named the Catacomb.
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SIKESTON - Construction on Interstate 55 continues south on a section completed in December of 1965, three miles south of New Madrid. Paving the new stretch of 15 miles extending south of Portageville will start this June.
NEW MADRID - A proposed electrical increase, the first in eight years, was approved by the City Council Monday evening. The increase for New Madrid electrical power users follows two rates increases from Associated Electric Cooperative and two from Southwestern Power Administration to the city for electricity in the past two years.
CHARLESTON - State Rep. Joe Heckemeyer joined a distinguished panel of legislators and state officials at Charleston on Thursday evening as the Missouri Black Caucus Foundation sponsored a discussion of welfare, health care and education issues of the 1997 legislative session. Panel members attending included: James Robinett, Rep. Gracia Backer, Felecia DeMeyers, Sen. Phil Curis Sr., Jackie McGee and Rep. Denny Meridith.
SIKESTON - The congregation of Living Waters Tabernacle will host a dinner for outgoing ministers, the Revs. Fred and Norma Frailey, and welcome new ministers, the Rev. Joe and Beth King at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Fraileys founded the church on Feb. 23, 1992. The Kings assumed duties as pastors on June 1.