SIKESTON - Mrs. C.M. Harvey of El Paso, Texas. and formerly the principal of Sikeston High School, has been named First Lady of the Year in El Paso in a contest sponsored by the Beta Sigma Phi sorority.
SIKESTON - With more than 90 percent of the cotton ginned in Missouri, the seven cotton counties have a total of 360,397 bales, compared to 359,908 at this time last year. This is an increase of 489 bales.
ORAN - In Southeast Missouri basketball action last night, it was Advance at Oran, with Oran taking the game 71-54. Coach Gene Bess commented prior to the game that he expected a tough contest, but the Eagles were hot and had little trouble blasting Advance off the court.
SIKESTON - Tradition has been thrown by the wayside at Missouri Delta Medical Community Hospital with the lowering of visiting ages to include young children. The recently approved visiting rules now allow children age 6 and older to visit in patient rooms, while children under the age of 6 may visit in special cases and with permission of the nursing staff.
SIKESTON - Nearly 200 pounds of marijuana was discovered during a vehicle inspection by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. At 3:15 p.m. Monday at the northbound weigh station in Pemiscot County, Eddie Rodriguez, 36, of Donna, Texas, was arrested after a weight inspector, assisted by a trooper, stopped Rodriguez's tractor trailer. During a search of the vehicle, the officers found 11 bundles of marijuana, weighing a total of 176 pounds. Rodriguez is being held in Pemiscot County jail on charges of a controlled substance and first degree marijuana trafficking.
SIKESTON - Former Sikeston resident Beth Byrd Wunderlich completed the New York City Marathon Nov. 12.