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Clock is latest improvement to Downtown Sikeston area

Thursday, December 29, 2011

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Donors who contributed funds toward the Downtown clock recently gathered to celebrate the project's completion.
(Photo by Scott Welton, Staff)
scottw@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- Historic Downtown Sikeston is hoping donations will put more time on their clock.

Downtown merchants and property owners are pleased with what has been accomplished so far and want to keep the ball rolling, according to Kim Robinson, executive director of Historic Downtown Sikeston.

A lot of the improvements made to the Downtown area, such as landscaping, park benches, period lighting, trash receptacles, a bike rack, new sidewalks, improvements to the Malone Park Band Stand and the "Welcome to Downtown Sikeston" sign, were made possible with funding assistance from grants.

The project most recently completed, the old-fashioned, double-sided pedestrian clock on Front Street, is a good example of what can be accomplished through local efforts.

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