SIKESTON - Taxes were hiked by the city council in a meeting held at the city hall Wednesday night. The tax rate was set at $1.25 on a hundred dollar valuation, a raise of 25 cents from last year's review.
SIKESTON - I.O. Whitworth Jr., P.E. of Sikeston, has been elected president of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers. Whitworth and other new officers were recently installed at the society's annual meeting in St. Joseph. Whitworth is a partner in Buchmueller, Whitworth and Associates of Sikeston.
SIKESTON - The Planning and Zoning Commission is considering proposing a change in wording in the Sikeston Municipal Code dealing with harboring animals. The change, which was discussed at the commission's monthly meeting Tuesday night, was tabled. At the May meeting, the city staff was instructed to investigate the animal control ordinance on livestock which is defined as any animal other than a dog or cat. The ordinance discussion resulted after the city received complaints about horses being kept in residential areas for an extended time.
POPLAR BLUFF - The Sikeston Swim Team "Sharks" competed in their second swim meet of the season, this past Saturday at Poplar Bluff. With just half of their squad on hand, the "Sharks" finished second in the three-team meet. Poplar Bluff took the win with 445 points to Sikeston's 330 points. Charleston finished the meet with 275 points.
SIKESTON - Jim Wade of Jarvis Motor Company presented Rick Harless of Benton, Ky., with first prize in the Super Pro competition at the Sikeston Dragstrip, Saturday. Harless won the Super Pro event for the second consecutive week. Runner up was Dan Wilburn of Karnak, Ill.