BELL CITY - Bell City will have street lights, according to the town council, which says the town has grown and that the use of the streets during the evening has created a need for a lighting system.
SIKESTON - Mrs. Bessie Lewis, J.C. Penney Co., and Terry Statler, administration assistant for the Sikeston Public School, are the city's "Friendliest, Most Courteous Employees." As the last of more than 12,000 votes in the Daily Standard's contest poured into the newspaper office to be tabulated yesterday, Mrs. Lewis and Statler became the winners of a $50 savings bond, a framed certificate and warm congratulations from all parts of the city.
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July 18, 1986
JEFFERSON CITY - Republican Congressman Bill Emerson of Cape Girardeau has raised nearly $150,000 in his bid to win a fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A major improvement in air service from Cape Girardeau will begin next month when Republic Express Airlines starts serving the community. Republic Express will operate flights to Memphis, giving area passengers access to the complete national route system of Republic Airlines, the nation's seventh largest air carrier.
SIKESTON - Sikeston Public Schools administration worked its way through figures and schedules and the Board of Education has approved the budget for the 1996-97 fiscal year. Assessed valuation is estimated at $142,492. The tax levy for 1996-97 has been set at $3.35, with the anticipated revenue of $21,585,081. Estimated expenditures are $21,023,669.
NEW MADRID - While costs for school books, equipment and teachers are rising, funding from state and federal sources remain stable. The New Madrid County R-1 School Board had to turn to local sources to fund the expected 1996-97 budget which predicts expenditures of $15,410,117.