SIKESTON - Sixth graders Velda Bridges and Helen Terrell won certificates in the annual handwriting proficiency contest. The event is conducted by the Palmer School.
CHAFFEE - Lyman Oliver announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Scott county prosecuting attorney. Oliver is a former Sikeston resident.
SIKESTON - Missouri Secretary of State Warren Hearnes lashed out about immoral practices by legislators before an inter-city meeting of the Rotary Club at the Dunn Hotel last night.
JACKSON - Alan Werneck and Eddie Jackson qualified for the Missouri State Track meet in Columbia May 18-19. Werneck broke a Sikeston school record by running the mile in 4:33.
SIKESTON - The Eagles Club Aerie 2319 voted to donate $20,000 to the Missouri Delta Community Hospital building fund. Glenn Davis, president of the Eagles Club, said the money was raised during the past year.
SIKESTON - Elizabeth Petty was named Mental Health Volunteer of the Year. Petty was noted for her efforts with the Mental Health Read-a-thon, which raised over $400 in Stoddard County for the Mental Health Crisis Line and the center.
BENTON - Scott County Commissioners got some "good" news this week. The health insurance premium for county employees will increase 7.5 percent. "We had been told it could go up 15 to 18 percent," said Second District Commissioner Joe Spalding. "We're well pleased. It could have been much worse." The contract was signed with Scott-Huff Insurance co. of Sikeston. Coverage is through Blue Cross Blue Shield.