SIKESTON - Hope Edwards held a scavenger hunt Thursday and from what we hear, it went well. The event was in honor of Norma Walker, who returned from her home in St. Louis.
SIKESTON - Summer heat beat the official June 21 arrival by a week Wednesday as the mercury soared to 97 degrees, the hottest day of the year so far. The 97 degree mark eclipsed the previous one-day-old record of 93 degrees set the day before.
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SIKESTON - Equipment and maintenance rooms at a local radio station were struck by fire last night around 6:45 p.m. The telephone company installed remote telephone and teletype lines by midnight.
EAST PRAIRIE - Damage estimated near $10,000 was done to the A.J. Martin Elementary School sometime between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday by four youths who have been turned over to juvenile authorities, according to Police Chief Richard Gregory. Gregory said all rooms, with the exception of one, had been entered and heavily damaged. Nine computers in one room were knocked off the tables and paint was poured over the terminals and keyboards. The library was also extremely damaged.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Elks Lodge conducted a Flag Day ceremony Saturday morning at Veterans Park. Several local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts helped lodge members with the activity. Holding the flag was Ashley Angle, a Daisy Scout.
SIKESTON - Students who attended the Vacation Bible School at the First Baptist Church were deputized Thursday by Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell's "Sheriff's Posse." This year's school was based on a western theme which made the sheriff's posse a natural match. Brian Bock was among the students to be deputized by Brenda Schiwitz of the sheriff's office.