SIKESTON - Jean Myers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Myers, will receive his discharge from the Navy tomorrow. He will go to Detroit immediately after his discharge for a visit with relatives.
SIKESTON - Four Daily Standard newspaper boys went to the St. Louis football Cardinals-New Orleans Saints game at St. Louis. The trip was the prize for selling a minimum of 20 new subscriptions to the Daily Standard. The boys are Mark Gilliam, Steve Brock, Terry Otto and John Launius.
BENTON - Fourteen Scott County residents were charged Friday with the sale of marijuana as Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell and his department closed a six-month drug investigation in the county. Eleven of the 14 suspects were arrested and were in custody Friday on bonds ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, depending on the number of counts alleged.
CHARLESTON - Soil reports from Tri-State Testing Services, under the direction of Courthouse engineer Bill Green, suggest that compaction of the soil should be done before construction of the new courthouse takes place. The compaction process involves heavy equipment that drills holes 30-feet deep into the soil and then a large steel post is used to compress the soil. This is done to provide ground stability and experts in seismic studies believe this process will reduce the ground breaking and/or movement in the event of an earthquake.
NEW MADRID - In front of the New Madrid County Sheriff's department building where New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens had served as the top law enforcement officer for less than a year, Stevens admitted he violated the Missouri State Constitution by hiring a relative. He announced his resignation from office Thursday afternoon.