SIKESTON - W.B. Simpson of Sikeston was given a certificate last week by the Scott County Rationing Board at Benton to purchase a new automobile.
ESSEX - New high school facilities are soon to be erected in the Richland School District on U.S. Highway 60 between Grayridge and Essex.
20 years ago
April 26, 1982
SIKESTON - After banging a single and scoring two runs in the first game, Sikeston's Mike Hurley tripled to lead off the second game against Paducah Tilghman. As Hurley slid into third base, the ball got by the fielder, allowing Hurley to trot home with the first run in the Bulldogs' 5-4 victory.
SIKESTON - The sign-up period for the 1982 feed grain, wheat and cotton programs ended April 16 with 85 percent of the farmers in New Madrid County, 70 percent of the farmers in Scott and Mississippi counties and 64 percent of the farmers in Stoddard County signing an intention to participate in crop reduction.
SIKESTON - The largest Eagle Aerie in the State of Missouri - Sikeston Eagles Aerie 3319 - will celebrate its 25th anniversary with the international organization's top official. William P. "Pete" Harty of Las Cruces, N.M., the grand worthy conductor of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, will attend a special initiation at 3 p.m. Saturday for new Eagles Club members and a 6 p.m. banquet planned as part of the anniversary celebration.
SIKESTON - The plans are set and preparations nearly complete for the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce's 1992 Man of the Year Banquet. "The final preparations are being made as we speak," said Pat Marble, Chamber executive director.