SIKESTON - Mrs. Kendall Sikes received word recently of her husbandt. Sgt. Sikes is serving with the armed forces on Luzon in the Phillipines.
SIKESTON - Several hundred children of Sikeston will band together Saturday between 5 and 7 p.m. in the Halloween "trick or treat" for a house-to-house collection. It will be the 15th annual drive for the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund.
SIKESTON - Construction of the Interstate Highway 55 from Sikeston to below New Madrid is fast nearing completion. Paving of a 23.38 mile stretch has been laid, except for a 20-foot section on the old Cotton Belt right-of-way. The rail will be taken out in two weeks after overhead tracks have been laid.
SIKESTON - Demolition work has begun at the old Sikeston Middle School. The City Council has awarded the contract to A.D. James. Work is expected to be completed within three months, depending on the weather. Areas to be demolished are the main building, the hallway between the cafeteria and main building and the boiler room.
CHARLESTON - An armed robbery, reported to the Department of Public Safety at 11:11 p.m. Thursday, was quickly followed by the arrest of two suspects. Officers were called to McDonald's Restaurant and met by two employees of Town and Country Supermarket. The two reported they were robbed by a black male wielding a double-barrelled shotgun as they were about to make a deposit at the nearby First Financial Bank. After officers observed a car occupied by two men moving slowly in the area, they became suspicious and stopped the vehicle. During questioning, one of the subjects broke and ran. The money was recovered, but the weapon has not been located.