SIKESTON - Dr. T.L. Chidester and P.A. McDougal returned Thursday evening from a successful deer hunting trip at Crane Lake, Minn., on the Canadian border. The group bagged seven deer on the trip. Dr. T.C. McClure and George Hale Sr. continued the hunting trip, going into Canada to try their luck further.
CHARLESTON - Cindy Moxley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Moxley, was named Charleston homecoming queen. Charleston defeated Cairo 49-13, Judy Wilson, 18-year-old senior at Portageville reigned there. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Wilson. Her favorite team lost to Caruthersville 7-0.
SIKESTON - Fire flamed in the motor of a Wissman Oil Co. gasoline truck parked at Andy's DX Service Station, 1801 E. Malone. The fire started when a hot wire threw a spark and ignited the gasoline used in the fuel tank of the motor. Men were working on the truck motor when the fire broke out.
SIKESTON - Sikeston Department of Public Safety fire personnel were called to a fire on the 300 block of East Malone Ave. shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday. The structure, a metal storage building located next door to Pro Music, was gutted by the fire. Pro Music reportedly received some smoke, heat and water damage. After firefighters fought the fire, it rekindled and fire personnel returned to the building which was again fully involved. The state fire marshal was called to conduct further investigation to determine cause and origin of the fire.
SIKESTON - For the second year in a row, Glenn Nunn won 1997 points challenge and a 1997 Firebird valued at $28,000. Nov. 1 concludes the racing season at the Sikeston Drag Strip.
CHARLESTON - The Mississippi County Jail/Juvenile Center is steadily moving along with brick work to the front facade nearing completion. Brown Construction Company of Dexter is the general contractor for the project.