SIKESTON - Announcement of the purchase of the Saveway Grocery on Greer Street, opposite the entrance to the International Shoe Factory, was made today by H.E. Gibson of Jackson, who bought the store from C.R. "Pete" Foster.
DEXTER - Rich Barber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Barber of Dexter, is the Southeast Missouri Boy Scout Council's 7,000th Scout. Actually, 7,077 boys were registered as members at the end of December.
ORAN - Heisserer's Pharmacy was robbed late Monday afternoon, the second time in less than a week that the pharmacy has been the scene of a crime. The robber started toward him and Heisserer struck him on the head with his stool, probably breaking the skin on his forehead. During the struggle, the man dropped most of the money and possibly left with only about $30. A quantity of drugs was taken during a break-in at the store the night of Jan. 6 or early Jan. 7.
SIKESTON - FTO Jerry Alley is a happy guy. He's got a great wife, a job he enjoys, and now the title of 1997 Public Safety Employee of the Year.
SIKESTON - Missy Marshall has accepted a position which entails supervising American Cancer Society staff and budgets not only for the state of Missouri, but Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma as well.
SIKESTON - The Rev. Charles Warren, pastor of the Greater Works of Jesus Christ, will visit the Philippines from Jan. 19 - Feb. 13. During his annual trip, Warren will minister to various groups, distribute aid and help set new works in order.