SIKESTON - The condition of Mrs. J.D. Sturgeon is said to be improving at Sikeston General Hospital. Mrs. Sturgeon suffered a stab wound Jan. 25 at her home.
SIKESTON - Mrs. Burt Rice gave a surprise dinner for her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Kindred of McMullin. Mr. Kindred turned 80 Feb. 2 and Mrs. Kindred was 68 on Jan. 30.
CHARLESTON - A fire in a small structure at 305 W. Marshall killed two women. Authorities say they died of suffocation. The house was totally engulfed when fire units arrived at the scene at 11 p.m.
SIKESTON - Congressman Bill Emerson was the state's biggest fund-raiser in 1981. The Republicans raised $69,472. His Democratic opponent, Jerry Ford, raised $15,469.
SIKESTON - After 17 years of working for hospitals, counseling services and government agencies, Bob Wissmore, M.A., L.P.C., has decided to strike out on his own. On Tuesday, the psychotherapist will open Concord Counseling and Rehabilitation Service. The service will offer traditional therapy, along with other specialized therapies.
SIKESTON - Patriotism is important to the Daughters of the American Revolution, and they hope to encourage others to take pride in their freedom throughout February, in observance of American History Month.
SIKESTON - The effects of the Clean Air Act of 1990 are being felt in the Bootheel to some extent as a New Madrid power plant plans for big changes. However, due to its design, the Sikeston Power Plant won't have to undergo any of the drastic, or costly, changes like its New Madrid counterpart.