MATTHEWS - The Matthews High A and B teams took both ends of a doubleheader from Morehouse in Matthews Friday night, the B game score being 26 to 21 and the A game 45 to 19.
SIKESTON - The sixth candlelight service will be observed Friday afternoon in the gymnasium.
SIKESTON - An appreciation potluck dinner was held at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the new Senior High School cafeteria in Sikeston to pay tribute to the many men who give their time and effort in working with the Boy Scouts in the Okeechobee District. L.M. Standley was master of ceremonies.
SIKESTON - Pam Sparks won a diamond ring Tuesday in a drawing sponsored by the Missouri Preceptor of Beta Sigma Phi as a fund-raising project for local charities. Juanita Alcorn, member of the sorority, sold the winning ticket to Sparks.
SIKESTON - Sikeston's Tiger Boyd made a verbal commitment to play football at the University of Missouri-Columbia next season. Boyd, a 6-foot-0, 190-pound senior, rushed for 1,771 yards and scored 21 TDs this past season and earned Class 5A first-team all-state honors. The first day an athlete can sign a letter-of-intent is in February.
ESSEX - All the elements of a TV movie were present - gun displayed, bank robbery, "bait money" taken, high speed pursuit and the finale - suspect in custody. Mercantile Bank of Essex was robbed by a lone gunman at approximately 10:45 a.m. Thursday. The 29-year-old suspect, a man from Sikeston, was in custody by 1:08 p.m. Thursday, arrested after a high speed chase, which reportedly reached a speed of 111 mph at times. The $43,405 "bait money" was found in the suspect's car.