SIKESTON - Bob Deneke, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.F. Deneke, was one of fewer than 30 out of 115 freshmen on the University of Missouri football squad to receive a sweater and numeral.
SIKESTON - City workers passed a proposal to have a municipal employee pension plan.
SIKESTON - Gregory Luber, a junior high school student, returned home from a 10-day stay in Missouri Delta Community Hospital where he was being treated for a head injury from a steel-tipped dart.
BENTON - Charles Royal will be chairman of the Scott County Heart Fund Drive.
SIKESTON - Sikeston residents are really getting into the holiday spirit as evidenced by the many people decorating their homes and businesses Saturday, despite the rain and cold weather. The City of Lights tours begin Monday with over 700 homes and businesses signing up for the effort.
CHARLESTON - Former Missouri governor Warren E. Hearnes spent Thanksgiving Day recuperating in a private hospital room after undergoing open-heart surgery a day earlier. Daughter Lynn Hearnes said her father was "doing just fine" Thursday and spent the afternoon watching football games on television.
MOREHOUSE - Four students will be given the opportunity to be principal for an hour at Morehouse Elementary after being chosen winners of an essay contest. The students wrote what they would do if they were principal. They are Jordan Phenicie, Megan Tibbs, Laura Schuchart and Nickisha Wiggons.