SIKESTON - In honor of her daughter, Sue, who celebrated her ninth birthday anniversary Tuesday, Mrs. John T. Sikes entertained a group of girls at supper that evening. Guests were: Janet Sue Stewart, Marjorie Charlotte McGahey, Patsy Sims, Stella Jean Shankle, Carol Fox, Mary Lou Largent, Barbara Lennox, Barbara Boyce and Mary Ann Tomerlin.
FRUITLAND - New Route I-55 from Route 61 just south of Fruitland to the previously opened portion just south of Cape Girardeau, a distance of 12.3 miles, will be opened to traffic at 1 a.m. Thursday, according to information furnished by the Missouri State Highway Department's resident engineer W.S. Tucker.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Coalesce Club recently contributed $100 to the Sikeston United Way. The organization announced this week that they had achieved 87 percent of their goal. Nora Springs, United Way volunteer, received the check from Suzanne Chitwood, president, and Charlotte Bailey, 1981 fashion show chairman.
CHAFFEE - When your team's second-half turnovers outnumber the total points by nearly a 2-1 margin, something's amiss. In Sikeston's case, frustration set in early and began to overshadow the Lady Bulldogs' every move Thursday in a 40-24 loss to Oran in the Chaffee Invitational.
SIKESTON - Sonic car hops spent the week passing out red ribbons to customers, reminding them that sober driving is vital during the holiday season. Project Red Ribbon, done with the cooperation of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, is in its seventh year.