SIKESTON - Maximum temperatures remained in the 90's for Sikeston for the past few days, but the nights mainly are cool. The top mark for the past several days was 93.
MATTHEWS - A water shortage which has curtailed service to the city's 150 subscribers for more than three weeks has been blames on an inefficient and wasteful method of charging for water usage, Harold Burch, alderman, said.
20 years ago
July 16, 1986
NEW MADRID - Under clear skies and a bright moon, 42 young women competed for the title of Junior Miss New Madrid County at the Lilbourn Summer Fun Days Tuesday. Selected as Junior Miss was Robin Fincher, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.G. Rhodes of Lilbourn. First alternate was Lori Cook, daughter of Gary Cook and Betty Britt of New Madrid. Second alternate was Deidre Carter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Carter of New Madrid.
SIKESTON - The number of crimes in Sikeston have been lower the first six months of this years, as compared to the first six months of 1985, according to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. According to statistics provided by DPS, part one crimes (such as auto thefts and larcenies) decreased 17 percent, while part two crimes (lesser offenses) declined 5 percent as compared to the same time period last year.
SIKESTON - Jim Wade of Jarvis Motor Company presented Royce Thomason of Malden first prize in the super pro competition at the Sikeston Dragstrip, Saturday. Thomason ran a 6.864 on a dial in of 6.85, turning 96.48 mph in his 1966 Chevy II for the win.
POPLAR BLUFF - The Sikeston Swim Team won their last regular meet of the season at Poplar Bluff, Saturday. The final meet results were: Sikeston (408 points), Farmington (369 points), Poplar Bluff (304 points) and Perryville (295 points).