LAREDO, Texas - Sgt. Bill York is recovering in satisfactory condition from an appendectomy at the base in Laredo.
SIKESTON - 4-H members from New Madrid to Stoddard counties showed and sold their calves Saturday afternoon at the Sikeston Auction Company. David Bird's black steer was bought by the auction company for 29 cents a pound, the highest paid bid at the auction. Bird is from Matthews.
CANALOU - The Canalou PTA met Monday in the elementary school. The group decided that the PTA will put on a Christmas program and that a yearbook will be printed.
SIKESTON - Dr. Wendell Weathers, a Sikeston dentist, recently presented a check to Dr. Anthony Poole, co-chairman of the United Way. The United Way is over 60 percent of their $38,900 goal. Also present were Patty Wallace, Suzanne Pyron, Judy Hines and Wendy Alcorn, dental assistants.
MORLEY - The 1985 regular season high school basketball season is still a few days away, but there is roundball already being played on the Junior High level and the Scott Central Braves hosted the Puxico Indians in one of the biggest Junior High games in history. The teams went into the game with a combined record of 85 wins and one loss.
SIKESTON - The City of Sikeston will implement a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy and random drug testing beginning Jan. 1. With the enactment of the Omnibus Drug Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991, certain city employees will be subject to federal-mandated drug and alcohol testing. City supervisors are in favor of the mandated drug and alcohol testing. Many say this is the only way to ensure the City has clean individuals working for the taxpayers. All testing is performed by nationally certified laboratories.