SIKESTON - Natural gas for Sikeston residents by July 1949 is now a distinct possibility according to Mayor Marvin Carroll, due to an approval for service to Sikeston and the surrounding area issued by the Federal Power Commission.
BENTON - Increased interest may send the total vote in tomorrow's presidential election in Scott County to 12,000 County Clerk Phil Waldman said today.
SIKESTON - Trouble from Halloween pranksters has dropped off since the Sikeston community party for children began at the old Middle School gymnasium. Rick Toon, community relations officer, said malicious deeds have decreased tremendously. "Ever since we started the Halloween program, it's been down, " Toon said.
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SIKESTON - Jennifer Lyn Tollison, daughter of Jim and Becky Tollison of Morehouse and a senior at Sikeston Senior High School, was chosen by the Elks as their October student of the month. Tollinson is a member of the National Honor Society, Concert Chorale, Math Club, Quad State Choir and Drama Club. Students are judged on the basis of multiple achievement, character, leadership, service, citizenship and scholastic aptitude.
MATTHEWS - Curt Bellinger assumed pastoral duties Aug. 9 at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Matthews.
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NEW MADRID - The NMCC All-School Boosters congratulate the 1998 Jr. Varsity football team on their undefeated season and invite all booster members and prospectiver members to attend a Tail Gate Party today at 6 p.m. at the NMCC's Eagle Stadium. Come in green-and-gold and be a party of rallying the team to victory when they host the Fredericktown Blackcats at 7:30 p.m.