WAYNESVILLE - Bob Montgomery, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Mongtomery of Sikeston, former Bulldog basketball player now attending Missouri school of Mines at Rolla, paced the Miners with 16 points in a game Saturday in the 27th Engineers Training Battalion at Fort Leonard Wood.
SIKESTON - As far as this area was concerned, the Christmas holiday traffic was free of fatal accidents. There were only five reports of people receiving minor injuries in the 14-county area of Troop E of the Highway Patrol.
MORLEY - Dedication services for the new Masonic Temple will be held Sunday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m., according to Worshipful Master C.B. Tayor of the Morley Lodge.
SIKESTON - This means war. The early migration of thousands of blackbirds and starlings into Sikeston's north-end neighborhoods has prompted city officials to declare war on the pesky birds. Now they're looking for combat volunteers. "The birds are coming in earlier than usual this year," said Public Works Director Doug Friend. "It's our annual migration, it just got started a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving this year." Since then, city crews have driven through the troubled neighborhoods firing propane cannons, mounted on the back of trucks, in an attempt to scare the birds from their roosts. We need a coordinated effort to get rid of these pests."
SIKESTON - Sikeston's Leroy Parmenter, 76, was recently honored by Missouri Lt. Gov. Roger Wilson and Gov. Mel Carnahan along with 47 other flood heroes at a recent ceremony in Jefferson City. Parmenter assisted with flood relief in Commerce.