SIKESTON -- Warming weather plus spring cleaning add up to one thing for bargain hunters: yard sales.
"They are starting to come out in the paper so it won't be long now," said Rhonda Hardin of rural Bertrand, a yard-sale enthusiast.
Advertisements for garage sales and yard sales "start picking up in April -- about 30-40 a week," said Shawn Crawford, classified advertisement manager for the Standard Democrat newspaper. "The first week in May is when they really start full fling."
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