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Beating the holiday heat

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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Allison Stafford of Parma found a way to cool off on a hot July day. The 4-year-old decided to enjoy a bit of ice cream under a shady alcove at the Veterans Park in New Madrid. With temperatures soaring into the triple digits this Fourth of July, health officials are urging the public to take precautions and to stay hydrated.
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Communities set to hold Fourth of July celebrations

leonnah@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- Some local towns aren't letting the heat get the best of them this Fourth of July as several individuals and groups are carrying on with their annual traditions to celebrate America.

Lt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for Sikeston Department of Public Safety, encouraged residents to take advantage of the local, organized fireworks displays.

"Instead of them having their own fireworks, come out and enjoy Sikeston's fireworks display," McMillen said adding the fire division will be on hand for the occasion.

The city of Sikeston will have its approved annual fireworks display sponsored by Sikeston Elks Lodge 2319 beginning around dusk Wednesday at the Sports Complex.

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