SIKESTON -- Members of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce got to hear from those vying for office on Aug. 5 at Thursday's monthly luncheon.
Those running for county, state and national offices representing Scott and New Madrid counties -- including those unopposed -- were invited to the luncheon to speak for two minutes. During their speeches, the candidates gave some background about themselves, spoke of their plans if elected, thanked those in the audience for their support and, of course, asked those in attendance for their votes.
In other news from the meeting, Missy Marshall, executive director of the SACC, gave several updates.
"There's a lot going on right now in Sikeston," she said.
The Trike Riders International Rally began Thursday and will wrap up on Saturday, she said. "If you see one of these trikers, welcome them to Sikeston," Marshall said, noting the group has already signed a contract to hold next year's rally in Sikeston-Miner.
She also reminded members of the ice cream social and car show set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Malone Park in Sikeston.
Plans were finalized Thursday for Orgill's groundbreaking. "All of the top officials from Orgill will be present," Marshall said.
The event is set for 11 a.m. Friday. A luncheon will follow at 11:45 a.m. at the Clinton Building. Seating is limited, said Marshall, so those who plan to attend should call the SACC at 471-2498 to RSVP. Cost is $10 per person.
Marshall also spoke of the upcoming rodeo. "Support your Jaycees and buy rodeo tickets," she said.
T-shirts for "Tough Enough to Wear Pink," scheduled for Aug. 12, the final night of the rodeo, are available now at the SACC, American Cancer Society office and the rodeo ticket office. Coolie cups are also for sale.
And beginning next week, regular rodeo T-shirts will be available for sale at the Chamber office. Marshall said the sizes range up to a size 2XL.