SIKESTON - John A. Young issued building permits this week to Dr. H.M. Kendig for construction of two five-room houses in the Chamber of Commerce addition. One will be built at a cost of $750 and the other at $1,000. Dr. Kendig said the homes will be he ones he bought in Illinois.
SIKESTON - Henry S. Bussey, cemetery officer, was chosen president of the 1966-67 United Fund Drive at a meeting Tuesday at the Sikeston Junior High School. He succeeds Bill Scarbrough, who led a successful drive last year.
SIKESTON - Probate Judge John "Jack" Sides was elected president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce last night at the Country Club. Dr. Bill Dillon was elected second vice president.
EAST PRAIRIE - A fire destroyed the house of an East Prairie public safety officer early Saturday morning, according to the East Prairie Department of Public Safety. The East Prairie Volunteer Fire Department responded at 2:57 a.m. to an electrical fire at 406 Second St., the home of Harold Myers. The occupants weren't at home at the time of the blaze and no injuries were reported. The fire department fought the blaze for more than 5 and one-half hours.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo draws 40,000 people each summer to Sikeston and half of those come from out-of-town and are a real boom for local merchants. The 1996 rodeo should prove to be just as successful, advised Jeff Sutton, entertainment co-chairman, as he announced the entertainers who will share the star billing along with top professional cowboys and cowgirls. John Anderson will open the event on Wednesday, followed by Clay Walker on Thursday, Joe Diffie on Friday and Chris LaDoux on Saturday.