SIKESTON - High School news: Betty Cummins, Sikeston entrant, placed second in the district division of the American Legion Oratorical Contest. Mary Flippen of Cardwell took first place honors
SIKESTON - Washington birthday winners of an essay contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution were recognized at an assembly at Lee Hunter School. Receiving awards were Debbie Martin, Blaine Hipes, Linda Hale, Sondra Stewart and Carol Freeland.
SIKESTON - A Saturday night out for some folks meant Monopoly at the Ramada Inn. Money raised in the tournament went to "Shoes for Needy Children," a Sikeston Optimist Club project. Participants gathered a $100 minimum in pledges to play. Players included Becky DeKriek and Teresa Arndt. Francis Schumacher, Optimist Club Monopoly chairman, said nearly $1,200 was made. Winners in preliminary games took home the Parker Brothers game, while the final round winner received a 19-inch color TV from Sikeston Tire and Appliance.
SIKESTON - Two puppies, an 8-week-old cocker spaniel and a 4-month-old rottweiler mix, were stolen the night of Feb. 14 from the Sikeston Bootheel Humane Society's animal shelter. The next night the subjects returned to steal four more dogs. It is believed more than one subject was involved, entering the kennel by jumping in from the roof. Damaged in the break-in was fence on the city's property which was partially destroyed.
SIKESTON - Department of Public Safety officers suspected youngsters of joy riding when a vehicle was discovered missing. Sandy Patrick told officers she parked the car in front of a house on Ruth Street and went inside to retrieve her children. When she came out of the house, she found her car missing. It was later found on the 300 block of Dixie.