SIKESTON - Approximately $2,000 was collected during the first two days of the Sikeston Red Cross drive, according to Harry Dover, countywide chairman.
SIKESTON - Two more have tossed their hats into the ring for the April 5 school board election. Dr. Wendell Weathers, dentist, and the Rev. C.D. Butler, pastor of the Murray Lane Baptist Church, filed Saturday as candidates before the filing deadline with Charles D. Matthews, board secretary.
BENTON - The Scott County Welfare office reported a total of 2,029 cases paid $153,014.45 for February, according to Mrs. Cathleen Gipson, director.
SIKESTON - Bill Robison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Robison, 220 Kramer Drive, will represent Sikeston Junior High School at the District 1986 Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee on March 22. The runner-up was Chuck Beasley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Beasley, 410 Hux. Bill earned the chance to compete in the district bee by defeating more than 25 other spellers from the eighth grade in English classes.
NEW MADRID - A sign was placed along the observation deck overlooking the Mississippi River at New Madrid Tuesday to commemorate the Siege of New Madrid and the Battle of Island No. 10.
SIKESTON - Severe weather raced through the Bootheel Tuesday evening damaging homes and knocking out power. The Stoddard County Sheriff's Department reported the first tornado, which was part of a storm system that raced through Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. The sighting, occurring at about 6 p.m., resulted in severe damage near the communities of Idalia and Circle City.