NEW MADRID - Attorney Joe H. Allen was appointed last week as assistant attorney general of Missouri by Attorney General J.E. Taylor. Allen will serve in the Southeast Missouri District.
CHAFFEE - The Sikeston Bulldogs ended their two-game losing skid last night as they broke loose to down the Chaffee Red Devils 79-64. This gives the Bulldogs a 9-6 overall record for the season.
SIKESTON - Rehearsals are under way for the upcoming annual Sikeston Little Theatre spring production. This year's play, "Inherit the Wind," is a fiction drama based on the legendary "monkey trials." The play, which focuses on the Darwin evolution theory, is under the direction of Theedemae Cleek.
CHARLESTON - The entrance to the Charleston Shopping Plaza on South Main Street continues to be a controversial issue with the bottom line being: Who will pay for needed improvements. Heavy traffic along the main thoroughfare has created a safety hazard, according to city officials. The city council believes the hazard could be eliminated with traffic signals.
SIKESTON - Four members of Sikeston High School's varsity wrestling squad qualified for this year's version of the state tournament, and for two of them (Blake Sindle and Nathan Askew), it will be a brand new experience. Sikeston's only senior qualifier Don Davis (145) has made the trip once before, and he believes his teammates will do fine as long as they remember why they're there. "It's going to be a new experience for both of them," Davis said. "As long as they keep their heads screwed on tight, they ought to do all right."