SIKESTON - Elaine McNeelye was named valedictorian of the 1945 graduating class of Sikeston High School at graduation exercises held Monday night. Frank Schulte, with the second highest scholastic score for the four years work, was named salutatorian. Other honor graduates are Parker Rowe, Jane Stephens and Martha Stevens.
SIKESTON Music medals were awarded at the Sikeston High School graduation ceremonies. Receiving the medals were Ann Newsom and Allen Crites.
SIKESTON - In a special meeting of the Sikeston City Council last night, bids were received for the widening of three city streets. Don Harris, Dexter, got the bid on Gladys and Ruth streets and Flair Ferrell, Sikeston, received the bid for Greer Avenue. One petition was brought before the council, also dealing with streets. The petition was for the paving of South Ingram from Malone Avenue to a point 1,350 feet south. It will be hot-mix asphaltic pavement on soil cement base with concrete butter and curb.
SIKESTON - Peter C. Myers, the assistant secretary of natural resources and environment in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was the keynote speaker at the Missouri Agribusiness Salute banquet Tuesday night at the Ramada Inn of Sikeston. Also among those featured at the banquet were Gov. John Ashcroft and Charles E. Kruse of Dexter, the Missouri director of agriculture.
CHARLESTON - Gun Safety for Women course was conducted by Chief Deputy Keith Moore for approximately 50 women. According to Sheriff Larry Turley the purpose was to provide a class emphasizing safe handling of guns for women. Also assisting in the instruction were Kevin Miller, Richard Logan and other members of the sheriff's department.
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BENTON - Greg King, a street-stock driver from Sikeston, led start to finish in Saturday night's feature race and won the 15-lap event at Missouri International Racepark. However a driver protest of his clutch and cylinder head delayed the official celebration for more than an hour. In the end, King was cleared by track inspectors.