SIKESTON - Miss Gustine Tinder, who has been an employee of The Standard for the past several months as an assistant bookkeeper and collector, left to accompany her parents to Flat River where they will make their future home.
SIKESTON - A tentative $2,111,100 school budget was presented to the Board of Education by Superintendent of Schools, Lynn Twitty. Twitty said that he expects expenditures to total $1,892,095. The budget does not include any federally sponsored programs. Twitty said that a figure could not now be supplied because several federal programs are planned on or awaiting approval.
DEXTER - Forming a junior college in the Bootheel was the topic before 400 school board members, superintendents and other school administrators. Lynn Twitty, Sikeston Superintendent of schools, said the representatives of school districts from six counties should meet to discuss the issue.
SIKESTON - Members of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety Fire Division gave a fire training session to workers of the Sikeston Regional Center for the Developmentally Disabled on Plaza Drive on Friday morning. The session was conducted so that attendants of the group home would know what to do during many types of fire emergencies. One of the trainees tried her hand at putting out a self-lighted fire while DPS officers assisted.
NEW MADRID - Fans who made the short drive to New Madrid for Thursday's SEMO Conference showdown could have missed everything - even if they were just a few minutes late. It took less than an hour for Sikeston to win the junior varsity match, 42-12, then take an easy 68-3 decision on the varsity court. Nobody actually wrestled in the J.V. action. Sikeston accepted seven forfeits from NMCC, and the hosts accepted two from Sikeston.