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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

SIKESTON - A low of 2 degrees above zero was recorded Saturday.

SIKESTON - Paul Joe Witt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Witt of Route 3 Sikeston, left Friday for Winter Green, Fla., where he entered the Washington Senators Baseball Training School for spring training.

SIKESTON - More than 200 tickets have been sold for a men's banquet Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the American Legion Hall. Dr. Paul C. Carpenter, vice president of Culver Stockton College in Canton, will speak.

SIKESTON - Groundbreaking for an expansion to the Sikeston Community Sheltered Workshop Incorporated may take place by the end of the month, according to its operations director. "It'll cost about $400,000 for construction," said Harvey Cooper, director.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Pride award was received Thursday by Auto Tire & Parts, located at 330 N. Main St. The honor is given to businesses for improvement to the exterior and interior of an existing building or construction of a new building. Ira Merideth presented the award to John Tlapek of Cape Girardeau.

SIKESTON - Missouri's Lt. Governor Roger Wilson was in Sikeston Thursday to address the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce. Wilson, chairman of the Missouri Tourism Commission, spoke about the role of tourism in the state's economy.

SIKESTON - Attorney Malcolm Montgomery, attorney for Rufus and Ella Sumlin, has filed appeals to both the Circuit Court and the Missouri Division of Liquor Control for the court-ordered closing of two Felker Street businesses and the possibility of federal criminal charges against the Sumlins and other family members.