SIKESTON - Division 10 veteran C.J. Stevens has completed 25 years of service with the state highway department.
SIKESTON - Clothing for Texas flood victims is shipped from a flood relief headquarters. Harry Ruckles, semi-retired businessman, is spearheading the drive to help victims of Hurricane Beulah.
SIKESTON - Sikeston High School Future Business Leaders of America is providing a ditty bag campaign for the Scott County servicemen in Vietnam.
SIKESTON - The effort by the Women's Auxiliary of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety to raise funds to purchase bullet-proof vests for DPS officers appears to be winding down - without attainment of the goal. After realizing the vests would not be purchased by the city, several wives of public safety officers, along with a few other interested persons, formed the auxiliary to collect the necessary funds.
SIKESTON - A ribbon cutting officially recognized the opening of A-1 Auto and Electric, 118 Missouri St. Thursday. The business is owned by Phyllis and James Johnson.
SIKESTON - Youth from the First Methodist Church recently made a $70 donation to the Kenny Rogers Cerebral Palsy Center. The money was raised during a recent car wash held at the church. Those participating included Megan Leist, Allyson Angelos, Mason Watkins, Elizabeth Killion, Erica Carr and Kate Watkins.
SIKESTON - Wendy's International Inc. has announced James Shands of Sikeston as one of more than 4,000 grand prize winners in the Coca Cola/
Wendy's "Incredible Summer" Trek BMX Bicycle Sweepstakes. He was named winner of a Trek BMX bicycle from Freshour Bike Shop in the River Birch Mall.
MATTHEWS - Allyson Crafton of Portageville was crowned Junior Miss Big Prairie at the Big Prairie Jaycees Community Day Sept. 13. First runner-up was Ashley Rather of Matthews and second runner-up was Chelsea Howell of Malden.