SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. B.C. Rice observed their 40th wedding anniversary at their home, 91 E. Lynn Street.
SIKESTON - Billie Arnold, 30, 332 E. Gladys St., Sikeston, was bruised when his Hart's Bakery 1959 International van skidded off the highway and overturned, to avoid colliding with a 1967 Chevrolet half ton, driven by Samuel Eaton, 36, of Catron.
SIKESTON - Property owners and renters along a two-block area of Malone Avenue met with the Sikeston City Council this morning to discuss a proposal by the Missouri Highway Department.
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Courthouse has been undergoing a facelift for several weeks. New coats of paint have been applied to the downstairs inside the building and the upstairs portion is also receiving some improvement. The work is expected to be completed within a week.
NEW MADRID - At the SEMO District Fair, Sept. 8-13, FFA members received 54 blue ribbons, 17 red ribbons and one white ribbon. At the Delta Regional Fair they received 60 blue ribbons, 19 red ribbons and four white ribbons. Donald Hart won grand champion in ag mechanics for a metal project and Jennifer Thompson won grand champion for a wood project.
SIKESTON - Shirley Kegley and Martha Cox, owners of the Accent Shop, gave away gift certificates in honor of their forty-first birthday celebration. Winners were Diane Eberhard, Linda Daugherty, Harriet Cento, Carol Burke, Fran Berry and Stacey Heckert.
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Sikeston's varsity volleyball squad lost in three sets on Tuesday. "That's beginning to sound like a broken record," said Sikeston head coach Janie Merrick after Sikeston's fifth three-match loss in nine played.