SIKESTON - Carl C. Wilkinson, 923 Park Ave., has received order from Fifth Army headquarters sending him to a two-week tour of active duty from April 3 to April 20 at Fort Riley, Kan. Wilkinson will take an instruction course in the ground general school.
SIKESTON - A three-room house in Smith Addition owned by Alf Carr and occupied by Cecil Boyer was completely destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon.
SIKESTON - Henry Bussey was elected president of the Lions Club for 1968-
69. Election of officers was today at the Rustic Rock. Other new officers are: first vice president, John Duncan; second vice-president, Earl Arthur; third vice-president, Bob Jenkins; secretary-treasurer, Leon Garnett; tail twister, Merideth Lee; assistant tail twister, Jim Sickal; den keeper, Bill O'Guinn; assistant den keeper, Armand Gemeinhardt; and directors, George Hale and Earl Cook.
EAST PRAIRIE - A public hearing on a liquor license, a change in traffic ordinances and the upcoming community carnival were items addressed by the City Council Thursday evening.
SIKESTON - The Imaginary Theatre Company performed at the Sikeston kindergarten, elementary schools and the SeMo Christian Academy this week.
SIKESTON - When the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a vehicle for speeding this weekend, they got a little more than they bargained for. According to reports, patrolmen stopped the pick-up at 12:20 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 55, north of Steele. A consent to search the truck resulted in finding 81 pounds of processed marijuana in the gas tank.
DEXTER - Subtract one pitch and Charleston's Greg Barnes threw three perfect innings of baseball against one of the stoutest 3A lineups in the region on Monday night. Dexter beat the Charleston Bluejays 10-0.