SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wesley Lankford arrived in Sikeston Tuesday from Holyoke, Mass. to make their home. Mr. Lankford received his discharge on Feb. 7 at Westover Field, Mass.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston School Board received word today, according to Supt. Lynn Twitty, that the Office of Economic Opportunity had approved a grant for $65,553 for a Head Start program to aid 240 children in the public schools.
SIKESTON - V.L. "Red" Kirby has filed for Democratic committeeman of Ward 1, Richard Township, in the Aug. 2 primary election. He has served 10 years on the city council. He has been in business for more than 40 years, most of the time on North Kingshighway.
MOREHOUSE - Students at Morehouse Elementary School were presented with awards in February for their art work which was shown at the Special Olympics Basketball Tournament. Some of the students' art works will be entered in the statewide competition. The students were presented with the awards by Bonnie Hagler recently.
SIKESTON - Shawn Nickell will have many happy memories of his senior year at Sikeston High School. The football games, his buddies, the girls. But nothing tops the news he received at school Feb. 22. The 17-year old has been accepted to West Point in New York, the oldest military academy in the U.S. "I got the phone call at school, the called me down to the office. I was in shock, it was Jack Oliver from Sen. Ashcroft's staff. He said, 'Son, I'd like to congratulate you, you've been appointed to the U.S. Military Academy.'"
SIKESTON - A citizen's group concerned about the Show Me Standards, educational assessments promoted by the Department of Education, will host a public information forum from 7-9 p.m. March 11 at Banquets Beyond the Bay.