CANALOU - Loretta, the 12-year-old daughter of Grant Gilliam of Canalou, was accidentally shot through the left shoulder early Monday morning while sweeping one of the rooms of her home. As she attempted to move her father's .22 rifle, the weapon was accidentally discharged.
40 years ago
April 17, 1965
SIKESTON - The Sunrise Service that is going to be held tomorrow in the Band Shell at the Sikeston High School is scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. The sermon, "Goodness of the Morning," will be given by the Rev. Wagner, pastor of the First Methodist Church. He will be assisted by other pastors of Sikeston churches. The Sikeston High School Concert Choir will sing the anthem under the direction of Keith Collins.
MOREHOUSE - Reading a menu or writing a check are things that most of us take for granted. We should be thankful for the education that has enabled us to read. A man from Morehouse, Joe Hughes, decided last July that it was time for him to have some of those doors opened. Hughes, 50, said he always wanted to get an education but, with one thing or another, never did. In July 1984 Hughes began going to the Lincoln Learning Center in Sikeston where he studied under ABE Director Howard Parker. "The main reason I want to read is so I can pick up the Bible and read it. I feel like the Lord is wanting me to learn and I'm going to," he said.
NEW MADRID - Three teams from the Immaculate Conception Grade School participated in the Midwest News Bowl Competition. The two eighth grade teams and the seventh grade team were tested on their knowledge of current events and completed a computer-based test. Members of the teams were Danielle Jackson, Rochelle DeLisle, Robert Frye, Natalie Hunter, Camden Bock, Lauren Hunter, Cleve Holiman, Chris Porter and Sarah Beth Hunter.
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CHARLESTON - Charleston City Council members, elected April 4, were administered the oath of office for three-years terms by City Clerk Marsha Hart. Jackie Whiteside was re-elected to the board, and Larry Smith, who had previously served on the board, were sworn in.