SIKESTON - The condition of Trooper E.F. Dampf, who has been confined to his home on South Scott Street the past week because of illness, is said to be improved.
SIKESTON - Bootheel crops are doing nicely. The four basic crops - cotton, corn, wheat and soybeans - promise excellent returns, according to county extension directors. The rains have been in showers. Most of them soaked into the ground.
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SIKESTON - The Junior Chamber of Commerce had as guest last night Jerry Miller, Cape Girardeau field representative of the American Cancer Society, who showed a film entitled "Seven Dangers of Cancer." He said that presently one out of three cancer victims are cured and reported that the society spent $785,000 in Missouri last year in trying to control cancer.
EAST PRAIRIE - Members of the Ministerial Alliance met briefly with the City Council Thursday evening offering their support to city projects and in turn requesting the council assist in enforcing an ordinance forbidding sales and or rental of X-rated video cassettes. The Rev. Dennis Atchley, pastor of the Full Gospel Church, acted as spokesman for the group and highlighted some of the community events the Alliance plans to sponsor this summer.
BENTON - Scott County Commissioners approved the purchase of three steel 10-foot by 60-foot railroad flat cars during their meeting Thursday. The cars will be used to replace the bridge on Scott County Roads 325 and 432. Terry Herndon, superintendent of the County Highway Department, and county commissioners toured bridges in the county earlier in the week to determine which need to be replaced immediately.
SIKESTON - Marcy Swogger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Swogger, was named the valedictorian for the Sikeston High School Class of 1995. Salutatorian is Katie Felker, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Edward Felker III.
EAST PRAIRIE - East Prairie's Jeremy Mitchell struck out seven, walked one and gave up four hits in 3 1/2 innings Thursday, leading the Eagles to a 9-4 victory over Valley High School of Caledonia. The Eagles will play in the Class 2A quarterfinals Saturday.