SIKESTON - Only the mayorality race will enliven the April 7 city election here. Other candidates had no opposition after the deadline for filing expired last Monday at midnight. For the city's number one office, voters will choose between Chas. H. Butler and Mayor G.W. Presnell.
SIKESTON - Miss Donna Ray Dumey, 15-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Dumey, has been selected to represent Scott County Central High School on the sophomore pilgrimage to Jefferson City.
BENTON - The Scott County Court met Thursday morning with Conservation Commissioner Peter Myers to discuss plans for the General Watkins State Forest near Benton. Plans were made to clear about 5 acres of the 1,000-acre forest to be used as trails into wooded areas, according to Louis Hirschowitz, presiding judge on the court.
SIKESTON - Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers won't be allowed to carry the new semi-automatic handgun unless they meet all training requirements, according to Director James Leist. Just recently qualified himself, Leist was on hand to view the certification of DPS officers at the Charleston DPS shooting range. "I'm real pleased with the way this is going," said Leist, in reference to the department's transition to the 15-shot Glock .40 caliber semi-automatics. The switch over to the new weapon is mandatory for all DPS officers.
SIKESTON - A little motivation apparently went a long way for the Sikeston track team. After struggling in the sprint events last week against Dexter, coach Gary Williams met with his sprinters before Thursday's meet against Cape Central. The team answered with a 110-36 win.