WASHINGTON, D.C. - Col. Charles L. Malone, Sikeston, has been awarded the Legion of Merit for his work as commanding officer of the War Department Personnel Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
ORAN - The annual school election of Scott County Enlarged School District R-3 will be held April 5 in the high school gymnasium. Voters will choose two directors for three-year terms and one director for a term of two years, and vote on a proposal to authorize a tax levy of $2.35 on $100 assessed valuation.
SIKESTON - Radio station KMPL went on the air today at 8:30 a.m. Scott Marriner, general manager, announced that the Federal Communications Commission issued program authority yesterday. There will be music and news until special programs are instituted.
SIKESTON - For the sixth time in 11 years, Scott Central collected a state basketball championship trophy Saturday after beating Wellsville 84-76. Coach Ron Cookson and Braves Keith Masters, Brian Coffee, Glen Pobst, Terry Bell and Jeff Turner gave fans a look at their trophy.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Rotary Club Auction begins today and will continue until Friday. The auction will be broadcast from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each day from the studios at NZ Video on Greer Street.
SIKESTON - An accident occurred late Friday afternoon when a truck driven by a 15-year-old Sikeston juvenile with a learner's permit failed to yield the right of way. The juvenile told officers he was driving south on New Madrid Street when he came to the stoplight, believing it was flashing, he proceeded through the intersection and hit a vehicle, which was westbound. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety had to stop an on-coming Union Pacific railroad train at the scene because of the vehicles on the track. No injuries were reported.