SIKESTON - A break with only about two minutes left in the game gave the Bulldogs a scoring opportunity which they took to score a 7-0 victory here Friday night over the Perryville Pirates. Charleston showed a lot of power Friday night in defeating Jackson High School by a score of 26-0 in a game played at Jackson.
SIKESTON - Every soldier stationed in Vietnam, numbering 600,000, will receive a ditty bag through the generosity of American citizens. Sikeston citizens, through the efforts of its women's organizations, churches and the Girl Scouts, have collected 147 bags.
SIKESTON - Members of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce gave approval at a general membership meeting at the Holiday Inn for the plans to build a new office.
SIKESTON - Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers are still investigating an armed robbery which occurred about 10:20 p.m. Friday at South Side One Stop, 1157 S. Main St. According to additional reports released this morning, the armed robbery resulted in the theft of $1,695 from two bank bags.
NEW MADRID - Six young cyclers gathered Saturday morning to peddle their way to raise funds for St. Jude's Children's Hospital. The children gathered more than $130 for the hospital as they peddled laps at the Hunter-Dawson Park in New Madrid. The fundraiser went smoothly except for a near collision between the younger peddlers - Sarah Fowler on her tricycle and Kristen Jones on her bicycle.
SIKESTON - Pumpkins are not rolling in like some growers had planned because a virus has struck most crops and heavy rains have made planting late in the season.
SIKESTON - Prices for the new houses at the Pin Oak subdivision have been reduced 20 percent in order to make them "more affordable" said Vesta Ruffin, Sikeston Public Housing Authority Board president.