SIKESTON - Extensive damage resulted at the J. Aubrey Shain residence, 514 W. Gladys St. Wednesday, when a fire was discovered in the attic of the home.
SIKESTON - An alligator visited Sikeston recently but was a most unwelcome guest to some lady who telephoned for help to the police. The gator was two and a half feet long and had been captured by Officer Richard Wallace, who went to the rescue of the lady who phoned. He got the animal and as of now, Mr. Gator is at the home of Bill Haynes, the humane officer, who says he'll keep it for a pet.
SIKESTON - Approximately 325 tickets have been sold for the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet, according to Pat Hawkins, executive director. The event will be held Tuesday at Ramada Inn, with the social hour scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The banquet highlights will include the Man of the Year and Careerist awards. According to Mrs. Hawkins, 17 applications for Man of the Year were received by the Chamber. Missouri Secretary of State James Kirkpatrick will be guest speaker.
MORLEY - This year's baseball season started off on a bad note for the Scott County Central Braves. Unable to record a win in their first two outings, the Braves were determined that things would change. Seven innings, four pitchers and one freak play later, they did. Bloomfield, Scott Central's opponents in Wednesday's game, were also winless. The Wildcats were not so lucky, falling 7-4 to the Braves in regulation play. The game put a smile on coach Terry Smith's face.
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SIKESTON - Aaron Horrell has been chosen by the Sikeston Art League as Artist of the Month. His paintings have been displayed in cities throughout the United States; and Toulouse, France, and Toronto, Canada. His paintings are on display at the Sikeston Public Library.