SIKESTON - A capacity crowd that overflowed onto the sidelines saw two great football teams battle to a 13-13 tie at the local field Friday when the Poplar Bluff Mules, previously unbeaten and untied, played the Sikeston High School Bulldogs in a game that was featured by the line and backfield play of the Bulldogs and the backfield and end play of the Mules.
40 years ago - Nov. 2, 1964
SIKESTON - In the small fry class of the annual Jaycee-sponsored Halloween competition, the first place winner was Rickie Aley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Aley. Most original costume first place winner was Michael Henderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Henderson.
SIKESTON - Construction is expected to begin in 30 days on the five group homes to be built near the Sikeston Regional Center for the Developmentally Disabled on Plaza Drive. Rep. Dennis Ziegenhorn and David Ragan, director of the center, announced Wednesday afternoon that Boyer Construction Co. received the contract for the new homes, which are among 12 to be built in Southeast Missouri.
NEW MADRID - The annual Turkey Dinner and Bazaar of the New Madrid Methodist Church will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $6 for adults or carry outs, $4 for children. Tickets are available form members or at the door. The food will be provided by Sharp Catering.
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SIKESTON - More than 100 people from the Masters and First-Class Club Accounts at AmeriFirst Bank gathered at the Sikeston Country Club recently for dinner and bingo. About 50 prizes were awarded to participants. Calling out the numbers was Gayle Gorham of the Cape Girardeau AmeriFirst Bank, who was assisted by Teresa Bye of the Sikeston Branch.