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Sikeston (sĪksˈtən) [key], city (1990 pop. 17,641), New Madrid and Scott counties, SE Mo., in the Mississippi plain; inc. 1874. It is the shipping, marketing, and processing center of a cotton, wheat, and soybean region. Manufactures include rope, vending machines, processed foods, apparel, and steel.

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