SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Cotton, 611 S. Kingshighway, are parents of a son born Saturday at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
SIKESTON - Gene Ward and Lowell Goodson, formerly of Lutesville, have purchased the North Y Service Station and Cafe from Mr. and Mrs. Herald Herrin, who have operated the business the last 18 months.
SIKESTON - The first lightning casualty on signs of interstate highways in the Sikeston area sent out crewmen of the highway department to repair burned out lights and fuses on I-55 at the south Sikeston exit ramp. Workmen who went up in aerial baskets were John McBride and O.W. Krapf.
SIKESTON - High winds moved through the Sikeston area Monday night, knocking down power lines, tree limbs and awnings, such as the one in downtown Sikeston at the Teed Off Golf Shop. The heaviest damage was reported in Stoddard County, in and around Bloomfield.
MINER - After a review of finances, Miner may be able to afford to construct a water plant and a drainage system. "Preliminary studies show we could afford both of them," Mayor Bill James told the city.
SIKESTON - Louis Coleman, 1007 Willow, was named the first-place winner in the residential holiday decorating contest in Sikeston. The contest was sponsored by the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce.
SIKESTON - The second-seeded Charleston Blue Jays continued their dominance in the Sikeston Invitational Tournament on Friday night with a 64-
55 come-from-behind win against the fifth-seeded Blytheville Chickasaws. The Blue Jays have now won seven of the last nine Sikeston Tournament championships and their ninth title overall.