SIKESTON - Mrs. H.G. Cathey of Canalou was admitted to the Sikeston General Hospital Friday.
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston basketball team came from behind to defeat Cape Central, 62-60, for the regional tournament title. The Bulldogs won three games in the tournament, coming from behind each time.
20 years ago
March 7, 1982
SIKESTON - The local Job Service office announced it placed 2,120 people during 1980-81, according to manager Dee Lambert.
NEW MADRID - The Ristine Grain Elevator was sold to the E.B. Gee Cotton and Grain Company in Blytheville, Ark.
POPLAR BLUFF - For one team, it was the end of an era. for the other, it was one of the biggest wins in history. For Anthony Rodebush, a dream come true. The 6-foot-2 Rodebush sank two free throws with one second on the clock to give Van Buren a 53-52 Class 1A sectional win over Scott County Central Wednesday. The loss marks the first time since 1984 that the Braves failed to reach the Final Four and it ends their seven-year reign as state champs.
SIKESTON - Mayor Bill Burch recently signed a city proclamation which declared the month of March as Disaster Preparedness Month in the City of Sikeston. The proclamation was presented to local emergency management officials.
SIKESTON - Students in Sikeston schools took cover Tuesday morning as they practiced a tornado drill. The drill was conducted statewide as part of the emergency preparedness preparations.