NEW MADRID - The explosion of a kerosene lamp in a cabin in a New Madrid County farm owned by Mrs. Lula Sparks, formerly of Sikeston, early Friday morning, started a fire which burned three children to death, severely injuring two other members of the family and razed the small house to the ground.
SIKESTON - Word was received here this noon that Deputy Sheriff Billy Myers of New Madrid County, who was shot Oct. 19 when attempting to arrest a man, died Nov. 7 in the Baptist Hospital at Memphis, Tenn., from the wounds received that day.
SIKESTON - The Daily Standard publisher and general manager Homer L. Stallings Jr., 64, died Nov. 6, 1983, at Missouri Delta Community Hospital. He was associated with the paper since August 1970 and was publisher since Aug. 23, 1982.
SIKESTON - The Swampeast Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will be auctioning several items at their 1993 DU banquet. Scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at Banquets Beyond the Bay, the banquet will consist of a seafood buffet and other treats.
EAST PRAIRIE - Keep in mind that football fans in East Prairie have waited 18 years for this chance. Count 'em, 18 long years. Waiting. For a Class 2A District 1 title. For a berth in the state playoffs. For a real winning season. And for respect. Football success is no everyday occurrence here. There's camaraderie now among the whole town. East Prairie, at 8-2, returns to the state playoffs for only the second time in school history. The other trip was in the fall of 1975. This year, in the sectional round, East Prairie will host conference foe Scott City, the District 2 champion who also boasts an 8-2 record.