MORLEY - The Morley Bears were defeated Thursday for the first time this softball season by Illinois. The score was 7-6.
SIKESTON - Somebody with a warped sense of humor gave out a report that was broadcast to the effect that Robert Mathis had been killed in a traffic accident Sunday afternoon near Grant City. A careful check and recheck of all sources by The Standard showed there was no truth to the rumor.
EAST PRAIRIE - Activities planned for Saturday's "Fight for Life Day," sponsored by the Screaming Eagles CB Club have been announced. Proceeds for the day-long event, to be held in Checkerboard Square downtown, will go toward purchase of life-saving equipment for the Mississippi County Ambulance Service.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is investigating two explosions which occurred this weekend. Officers first responded to a 7:46 p.m. Saturday call at the corner of Blanton and McDougal streets. Witnesses reported hearing an explosion, then seeing smoke rising from the area of the noise. Officers found an unidentified liquid substance. A similar incident occurred at 8:23 p.m. Sunday on West Murray Lane. Officers responded to a motor vehicle vandalism when the complainant notified them that a loud explosion shook his house. After the explosion, the victim went outside and noticed a green substance on top of his vehicle, which was parked under the carport.
NEW MADRID - The City of New Madrid committed itself to staying in the trash business with the purchase of a new garbage truck.