SIKESTON - Herman L. Mattingly suffered third-degree burns on his right hand, wrist and forearm when he carried a three-gallon bucket of flaming gasoline from the Sinclair service station Tuesday morning.
SIKESTON - Lightning, driving rain, wind and scattered hail throughout the Bootheel region last night occurred during an April storm. Lights in Sikeston flickered on and off, but only for seconds. Rain in Sikeston amounted to 2.18 inches. The rainfall was needed for spring farming operations after a dry March.
SIKESTON - The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, which will play a concert April 19 at the Armory under the auspices of the Council of the Arts, is in its 86th year. The financial guarantors of the concert are The Daily Standard, First National Bank, Security National Bank and Bank of Sikeston.
SIKESTON - Chester Wagoner handcrafted a cradle to be auctioned off during the Cerebral Palsy Telethon Saturday through Sunday. Wagoner said the idea for the 38-by-22-inch cradle came from an episode during his childhood. He remembered a woman rocking a baby in one while sewing. Wagoner was a carpenter for 45 years, then became a custodian. He is now retired.
SIKESTON - During a special city council meeting Wednesday, Bill Bloemer with the Board of Municipal Utilities presented the Sikeston City Council with a $1.8 million check to complete the transaction for a tract of land between the city and landowners Hugh and Mary Austin Rose of Tucson, Ariz., that will be developed as the city's new industrial park. The land is located on the north end of the city and lies along the west side of Highway 61 and north of Route ZZ.