SIKESTON - Coach Dean Owen announced today that 38 reported for the first practice yesterday for the Sikeston High School basketball team.
SIKESTON - Clyde Poe of the Welsh Funeral Home, went to Rock Falls, Ill., to drive back a new Cadillac ambulance.
BERNIE - The Matthews Pirates won their second consecutive Bernie Invitational Tournament title by turning back Bloomfield, 50-46.
SIKESTON - Law enforcement officials were out in force Thursday night searching for a gunman who fired at least 17 shots at unsuspecting motorists, nearly striking one. The Missouri Highway Patrol and Mississippi County Sheriff's Department are conducting an intense investigation into the apparently random shootings which damaged four vehicles and a rural home.
10 years ago -- Dec. 4, 1997
NEW MADRID - Terry Stevens, elected New Madrid County Sheriff in 1966, could be forced from office due to the state's constitution forbidding nepotism. Stevens is to decide today whether he will submit his resignation as sheriff or refute the allegation in an ouster action which would be heard in Circuit Court. New Madrid County Prosecuting Attorney H. Riley Bock said he was approached earlier in the week with allegations Stevens had hired his sister-in-law to transport a female prisoner to the state prison in Chillicothe on Sept. 24. After investigating the allegations, he then spoke with the sheriff and presented the evidence. According to the Missouri State Constitution, Article 7, Section 6, it is illegal for any officeholder to hire someone within fourth degree of relationship. An officeholder who does so will forfeit their office, the constitution states.