SIKESTON - The Rev. J.T. Self of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Sikeston, will preach a farewell sermon Sunday before leaving for Luxora, Ark., where he will reside. Self is a retired Methodist minister.
WASHINGTON - President Johnson proclaimed today a 30-day period of mourning for former President Herbert Hoover. The proclamation that was addressed to the people of the United States directed that the American flag be flown at half staff at the White House, on all buildings, grounds and Naval vessels of the nation and at embassies and other facilities abroad.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston United Way celebrated reaching its halfway point in attaining their goal of $54,785 with a balloon launch with the children of New Dawn State School and the Foster Grandparents participating. Seventy balloons, prepared by Debbie Gregston of The Sky's The Limit, were released over the city of Sikeston. At the present time, the United Way total is 65 percent.
SIKESTON- The Sikeston Chapter of the Knights of Columbus has donated $500 to Missouri Delta Medical Center's Lifeline Program. Administered by MDMC, the program services residents in Scott, Mississippi and New Madrid counties. Currently there is a waiting list for the services and funding is needed to purchase additional units.
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SIKESTON - Gary Blaylock, pitching coach for the 1985 World Champion Kansas City Royals, will be at the Middle School from 11 a.m. until noon Oct. 28. Blaylock will be joining in the school's Red Ribbon Week celebration by signing autographs. His professional career spans 42 years with 13 as a player, 12 as a manager and 17 seasons as a scout.