SIKESTON - Sikeston High School news. One of the highlights of the school year, the annual Red Pepper banquet, is scheduled to be held Friday at the Dunn Hotel, preceding the Red Pepper dance. Red Pepper officers for the year 1944-45 will be announced. Guest speaker will be Betty Jayne Taylor, cayenne of 1940-41.
CHARLESTON - Marylene Barker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Barker of Charleston, was awarded first place in Missouri for her declamation of the Spanish poem, "Versos Sencillows" by Jose Mari.
MORLEY - The winner in Tuesday's special election for a mayor of Morley is J.R. Lee, the incumbent candidate, according to unofficial returns. Lee tallied 166 votes to Miller Gilliland's 139 to win election for another two-year term.
SIKESTON - Tuesday afternoon the Bulldogs used their defense to stay in the game, while their offense took advantage of limited opportunities. The Bulldogs made their own breaks as they scored on a pair of squeeze plays for a 6-5 win over Jackson in the Class 4A, District 1 baseball playoffs.
CHARLESTON - The Charleston Blue Jays boy's tennis team cruised through its final regular season match Tuesday with a 9-0 rout of Carbondale, Ill.
SIKESTON - Dillon Robeson was the lucky winner of the Pickett's Shoes' "Fun on Your Feet Sweepstakes." Joy Pickett of Pickett's Shoes presented Dillon with his Little Tikes Rocking Rocket. Individual stores gave away one Rocking Rocket and then mailed the winning entry with all the other entries into the national winner selection.