SIKESTON - The Sikeston schools were second only to the Kirkwood schools in the sales of war bonds during the month of April, according to a report received by W.O. Carroll, Sikeston chairman of war savings sales.
SIKESTON - Piano Students of Mrs. Helen Loud Jones were presented Sunday at the Methodist Church. They included Janie Campbell, Mary Jane Cope, Stephen Forbis, Jackie Pinnell, Brad Smith and Janie Ward.
MATTHEWS - Tears and hugs characterized the final graduation of Matthews High School Thursday night. There were 23 students in the Class of 1983 to receive their diplomas. Dery Heitman was valedictorian and Carla Cooksey was salutatorian.
SIKESTON - A year ago William Hill left some unfinished business at Jefferson City's Dwight T. Reed Stadium. After qualifying for the state finals on Sikeston High School's 400 meter relay team, Hill pulled a hamstring in the preliminaries of the 300 intermediate hurdle. The relay team went on to finish third at the meet, but Hill was forced to watch from the stands. On Friday, Hill will get one last shot in the MSHAA State Championships. Sikeston will be represented by seven athletes in eight events. "I am going to do my best to make it to the finals this time," Hill said.
SIKESTON - Missouri Department of Economic Development Director Joe Driskill was in Sikeston Thursday to tour Sikeston Recycling Inc., break ground for the Vess Specialty Packing Co. and to announce more than $2 million in low-interest loans and grants awarded to Southeast Missouri.