SIKESTON - Warren Randolph Kem of Sikeston has been inducted in the Army at Jefferson Barracks Reception Center. He is the son of Louis R. Kem.
SIKESTON - In this predominately Democratic county with only a negligible Republican vote and only one GOP candidate afield for county office, it is virtually certain there will be only two changes in the county's official family after the November general election. For prosecuting attorney, Fred E. Steck defeated his challenger, Dan Norton. For circuit court clerk, Lloyd G. "Jerry" Briggs of Chaffee easily defeated Keith Ziegenhorn. Judge M.E. Montgomery of the magistrate court defeated T.S. Marshall. For Richland Township, Committeeman Lynn F. Ingram defeated A.P. Veasman. John J. Bollinger for recorder; Phil Waldman Jr. for county clerk; Aubrey Michael for collector; and Hess Porter for county treasurer.
SIKESTON - The 30th Annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo gets under way today with a sell-out crowd expected for the 8 p.m. performance. The rodeo will be preceded by a parade which begins at 4:30 p.m. The first performance of this year's rodeo is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. today. Featured entertainer will be Conway Twitty.
CHARLESTON - "Murphy's Law went amok," commented Burl McNair, Union Electric superintendent of operations at Charleston, of the power outage that affected most of Mississippi County Monday afternoon. The string of problems began as routine maintenance at the main substation on Marshall Street. During repair of a bad circuit breaker, the differentials tripped, causing the outage. An electrical storm passing through the area contributed to the sequence of problems during the repair process.