SIKESTON - A large barn south of town, owned by Dr. M.H. Kendig, was struck by lightning and destroyed and a number of fields of cotton were washed out in an electrical storm and downpour Wednesday. Dr. Kendig estimated the damage at $3,000 following the burning of his barn after it had been hit by lightning.
SIKESTON - The 1,300 resident members plus many out-of-town members of the First Methodist Church are this week underwriting the largest budget in the history of the church, according to a release by Garwood Sharp, chairman of the church's commission of finance. A budget of about $74,000 was tentatively set for the next conference year beginning June 1.
SIKESTON - Carla Jan Colwick was honored with a birthday party on her 10th birthday Saturday.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Regional Center for the Developmentally Disabled must reduce its staff by 17 positions because of a recent announcement by the Missouri Department of Mental Health which calls for a $4.5 million budget reduction.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce and Kingsway Mall will be hosting an arts and craft show at the Kingsway Mall in conjunction with Junefest activities. The dates for the craft show are June 16-19.
DEXTER - The New Madrid County Central Eagles got a strong pitching performance from Ellis Sap Jr. and cruised into the Class 3A district finals with an 8-2 win over East Prairie Wednesday afternoon.