LILBOURN - The homeward journey from school ended in near tragedy Tuesday afternoon as Lilbourn school bus number three, with 49 passengers, met in a head-on collision with a Standard Oil truck, three miles west of Lilbourn at the intersection of New Madrid and Catron roads. Of the 49 passengers, 24 were injured, the majority suffering only slight cuts or bruises.
SIKESTON - The Jaycees are again sponsoring the colorful Halloween Parade this year at the city parking lot adjacent to the Missouri Pacific Depot, where spectators will see the most varied array of costumes imaginable. There will be, of course, the conventional ghosts, devils, clowns and spooks but imaginations of the youngest will undoubtedly turn up some other weird, strange and even beautiful costumes.
SIKESTON - Head Start Month was proclaimed in Sikeston Monday morning in recognition of Missouri Head Start Month, which has run throughout October. Mayor Kenny Bridger and area Head Start representatives gathered for the event. Head Start is in its 18th year of meeting the needs of disadvantaged children.
SIKESTON - Viney Mosley is the Southeast Regional executive director of the American Cancer Society and has the overall responsibility of assisting volunteer efforts in this large geographic area. Under her direction, both Scott and Cape Girardeau counties received numerous state awards. Mosley was also honored at the state level, receiving several awards.
CHARLESTON - The Mississippi County Health Fair, conducted all day Friday at the county health department, was termed a big success with an estimated 325 residents attending.