SIKESTON - In Sikeston High School news, David Rowe was elected student council president last Friday in a close race with Joe Moll and Charles French.
SIKESTON - Today marked the opening of the 1965 United Fund campaign, and Chairman Bill Scarbrough reported that 25 percent of the $38,900 goal has been reached.
BENTON - The Scott County Health Center and county extension clubs immunization spot check of 1,000 households has encountered difficulty. The program is to determine how many children under 5 years old had been vaccinated against smallpox, diphtheria, whooping cough and polio. But, survey teams have found mothers away from home and working.
SIKESTON - The delivery of the new ladder truck ordered for the Sikeston Department of Public Safety Fire Division reportedly has been delayed. John Mallott of the fire division said today that delivery of the truck, that was to have arrived this week, has been delayed for two reasons. Before delivery, he said, a leak was noticed in the diesel fuel tank and the 35-foot ladder was found to be defective on one side. It is anticipated, that the truck will be delivered next week.
CHARLESTON - Today was a holiday for Charleston High School students with dismissal around 8 a.m. Fire personnel from the Department of Public Safety were called when smoke was detected in the building. A DPS spokesman said there was apparently a small electrical fire in the boiler room creating the smoke. However, it was out on their arrival.
SIKESTON - Construction workers are continuing work on the intersection Kingshighway and Tanner. The project should be completed in about two weeks.