SIKESTON - Inability to get their share of rebounds off the back board cost the Sikeston High School Bulldogs a close game with Charleston Friday at the school gym. The final score was 28 to 26.
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Charles O. Barnett of Sikeston presented a contribution of $30,000 toward the fund to build an additional wing for the Missouri Delta Hospital. The presentation was made Friday at the hospital to E.P. Coleman Jr., chairman of the Board of Directors; Harold Jones, hospital administrator; and John Hux, secretary of the building committee.
SIKESTON - Plans to establish an Emergency Chaplaincy Department at Missouri Delta Community Hospital, to be staffed by local ministers, have been have been discussed in meetings with a steering committee and hospital administrators.
CHARLESTON - An amendment to the city's current ordinance dealing with unlawful use of a weapon will "get tougher" with the crime. The City Council, following discussion Tuesday evening, adopted an amendment prohibiting the "openly carrying of a loaded firearm," as recommended by City Attorney Michael O'Rourke.
SIKESTON - Although 5-year-old Jay Cox isn't too sure about having to stay in the hospital again any time soon, he listened intently as Jessie Robinson, CNA at Missouri Delta Medical Center, used coloring book illustrations to explain surgical procedures. As an extra measure, Robinson dressed herself and Jay in surgical attire to familiarize him with the clothing.
CHARLESTON - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday will be observed Monday in a 3 p.m. service at the Bowden Center.