LOCAL UPDATE: No curfew in Sikeston; city basketball courts closed

Thursday, March 26, 2020

SIKESTON — Despite rumors, the City of Sikeston does not have a curfew in place.

According to a statement from the City, officials have received calls about a curfew but “there is absolutely no such curfew in place.”

However, one change does involve city parks. A statement from the City said, “Due to groups continuing to violate the Governor’s orders regarding social gatherings over 10 people, basketball courts at all city parks are closed effective immediately.”

Also, the Sikeston BMU is reminding residents that bills will be mailed next week at the end of March.

“There will be increased customer traffic going through our two drive-thru lanes,” a statement from BMU said. “We ask for your patience as we try to get you through the lines as quickly as possible.”

Residents are reminding they can pay online at the BMU payment portal or over the phone.

Other local updates:

• The YMCA of Southeast Missouri is remaining closed and has temporarily put all monthly membership drafts on hold until further notice. They are offering some video/workout guides and virtual opportunities on their Facebook page.

• The Missouri State Highway Patrol has suspended all written and skills-based driver road testing at all locations through April 6. This includes operator, commercial driver license and motorcycle testing.

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