ORAN - Miss Anita Barnes, who has been spending some time with her sister and brother-in-law, Sgt. and Mrs. Everett McGinnis, came home Thursday of last week.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston schools will open today, it was announced by Superintendent R.A. Harper.
CHARLESTON - The City of Charleston has awarded a $60,000 contract for the paving of 22 blocks of streets here to Wilson McMullin of Sikeston.
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CAPE GIRARDEAU - Diane J. Durham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ora H. Wells of Sikeston, has been awarded a scholarship by the Department of Biology at Southeast Missouri State University for the fall semester.
SIKESTON - The "for rent" signs have gone up with the announcement from the Department of Revenue that the local state license bureau will have a new operator. Sharon Ferrell of Sikeston was appointed this week, according to a department spokesman, and will be moving the office to a new location within 20 days. Longtime license bureau operator Terry Cole, along with the Sikeston Chamber of Commerce, were among those who lost the bid to receive the governor's appointment to the post. Cole has announced Sept. 17 will be his last day at the current Malone Avenue office.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston High School tennis team handed Caruthersville a 7-0 whitewash on Thursday afternoon. It was the first time Sikeston had shutout an opponent since 1988. "Our girls played very hard," said Sikeston coach Lynn DeWitt. "We have improved very much over last year. We have more confidence and have really been practicing hard."