SIKESTON - Mayor Mike Marshall and the Sikeston City Council declared October as "Neal E. Boyd month."
Boyd, the "Voice of Missouri", is a Sikeston native who made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2001. Last week he earned his way to the final round of NBC's "America's Got Talent." The tenor is well-known locally, as many recall his performances at Sikeston High School and later as his operatic career advanced.
"Neal is another of many Sikeston sons and daughters that are combining their natural talents with hard work and dedication to reach the top of their profession," Marshall said. "We are extremely proud of these young people. I urge Sikeston's residents to support Neal in his competition and all future endeavors."
Boyd and his family will be invited to the October City Council meeting where the official proclamation will be read and presented.