SIKESTON - A housewarming was given to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Shain, 507 Harris St., by Mrs. Marshall and a group of their friends Friday.
BENTON - After deliberating an hour and 15 minutes, an all-white male jury returned a verdict Tuesday of guilty of first degree murder against James "Buddy" Williams. He will go to the gas chamber, unless further legal action can save his life.
SIKESTON - Local students scored below Missouri state averages in the Basic Essential Skills Tests (BEST) for the second time in three years during the 1981-82 school year. Just over 72 percent of eighth graders who took the test in Sikeston compared to a state average of 76.5 percent.
OKINAWA, Japan - Army Sgt. Selista G. Dockery has recently arrived for duty at Torri Station in Japan. Dockery is the son of Frances M. Blissett of Oran, Mo., and is a 1980 graduate of Scott County Central High School.
NEW MADRID - It may look like a pile of rocks, but to archaeologists it is the makings of a jigsaw puzzle. When pieced together it will tell the story of prehistoric Indian occupation in Southeast Missouri. The collection of Indian relics is on permanent loan to the New Madrid Historical Museum by the heirs of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom Moore. The gift, gathered by the Matthews couple over about a 20-year period, is one of the largest the museum has received, and when complete, will make the museum's Indian collections one of the best in the state, museum officials contend. The more than 2,000 pieces were made by Indians occupying the area from 12,000 B.C. to 1700 A.D.