SIKESTON - V. Ward, Sikeston realtor, has patented a railroad and farm gate, which automatically opens as a vehicle approaches the gate and closes as either vehicle drives through.
SIKESTON - Chris L. Francis, who has retired after 33 years employment at the Sikeston Post Office, was honored last night with a banquet at the Dunn Hotel.
LILBOURN - There were 100 senior citizens, more than 65 years of age, present at a party Sunday afternoon in the high school gymnasium. The event was sponsored by the Missouri Community Betterment Association as a city project.
BERNIE - A Bernie police officer and his assailant were wounded in an exchange of gun fire early today. According to reports, Police Officer Kenny Kinder had stopped a car driven by Tommy McKuin for speeding. McKuin was taken to the Bernie Police station and issued a summons. A brother-in-law of McKuin, Mike Meese, reportedly called the police station several times and then drove to the station at 1 a.m. and allegedly entered the station flourishing a rifle, asking for McKuin. Officer Kinder explained the man had been released and told Meese to drop the gun. Apparently gunfire was then exchanged between the men. Charges are pending from the incident.
SIKESTON - Dr. Robert Finley, professor of Agriculture Economics at the University of Missouri, presented a program Wednesday at the Field House on finding opportunities and alternate methods for the rural Missouri youth to qualify for medical school entrance. He described the program as, "presenting a way to resolve the problem of the need for more physicians in rural Missouri."
SIKESTON - The adoption of a rental property ordinance is in the final stages of being added to the city's books.