City offices -
hospitals - 12 mi. in Dexter
12 mi. in Poplar Bluff
capita income for Butler County is $19,291. The unemployment rate
of Butler County in 2015 was 7.2 percent, with an available
workforce of 19,464. Only 1,397 people in Butler County are unemployed,
with 18,067 having gainful employment. The average hourly wage for
the county, as of 2010, was $13.87 per.
city is the proud home of L&M Manufacturing, a metal specialty
items company. Other major employers in the county are Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, with 1,200 employees; Briggs & Stratton Corporation,
which employs 1,050 to manufacture internal combustion engines;
Gates Rubber Company,
whose 497 employees manufacture radiator hoses; and Wal-Mart, with
Border Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Poplar Bluff, MO,
provides electric power for Fisk, and AmerenUE, from St. Louis,
is the city's natural gas provider. AT&T,
of Sullivan, is the local telephone service provider. Internet
service is available through four local ISPs. The
City of Fisk provides both sewer and water services for its residents.
The city's ground well has a capacity of 50,000 gallons per day
seeing peak consumption of 30,000 gallons per day. Fisk's sewage
lagoon has an overall capacity of 91,000 gallons.
of Fisk travel either to Poplar Bluff or Dexter for medical services.
The nearest hospitals are The Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff
or Dexter Memorial Hospital in Dexter. Both are approximately 12
miles from Fisk.
students stay in town for their education from elementary to high
school. The nearest public community college, Three Rivers
College, is located in Poplar Bluff and boasts an annual enrollment of
4,500. Poplar Bluff Area Technical Career Center is
a popular choice for area youngsters. Southeast Missouri State University,
a public four-year college located in Cape Girardeau, MO, is the
nearest higher learning facility. Fall, 2011, enrollment for the
university was 11,100 students.
of Fisk travel U.S. Highway 60 and State Highway 51. The nearest
four-lane highway is only one-half mile away and it is only 45 miles
to the nearest interstate: I-55. Amtrak service is available in
nearby Poplar Bluff.
Bluff Municipal Airport, located eight miles away, is the nearest
public airport. It has a 5,007-foot paved and lighted runway. Private
aircraft storage and aviation fuel are available. The nearest commercial
airport is Cape Girardeau Regional Airport in Cape Girardeau, MO,
70 miles away.
Missouri State Bank is located in the city. In nearby communities,
other financial institutions include: Regions Bank,
Commerce Bank, First Community Bank, U.S Bank, and First Midwest
Bank. Residents receive one daily newspaper and cable TV service
is available within the city limits. The Fisk Nutrition Center,
Civic Center, and the City Park are also enjoyed by young and
Wappapello is the nearest public access lake and Black River the
nearest public access river. Visitors can camp, fish, hike, motor
boat, swim and water ski. Average temperatures for the area range
from 21 degrees Fahrenheit in January to 91 degrees Fahrenheit in
July. The average annual precipitation is 46 inches.
city is represented in the State House of Representatives by 153rd District Steve Cookson (R) and in the state senate by Doug Libla (R) of the 25th District. U.S. Representative Jason Smith (R) represents Fisk in the Eighth Congressional District.