SIKESTON - The newly organized Bethel of the Order of Job's Daughters, consisting of teenage girls of Masonic affiliation, held a breakfast at the Dunn Hotel.
SIKESTON - Bids for the purchase of $1,350,000 in school bonds to finance school building projects will be opened at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Board of Education office, Superintendent Lynn Twitty said today. Voters approved the bond sale by a vote of 1,754 on March 7.
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SIKESTON - A car plunged off a bridge and was submerged in four-feet of water in a drainage ditch shortly after midnight this morning. Alvin Riley of Sikeston, its driver, was not seriously hurt.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston United Way and Southwestern Bell Telephone conducted the second annual Bell Volunteer Awards recognition breakfast this morning at the Sikeston Country Club. Five award recipients were honored. Presenting the awards was Rep. Dennis Ziegenhorn of Sikeston. Group of the Year was awarded to Margaret Logan of the Missouri Delta Medical Center and Jim Anderson won the individual category.
CHARLESTON - The L.D. Davis Lumber Company, 902 E. Marshall St., was destroyed by fire early this morning. According to Wyatt Assistant Fire Chief Davis Sell, the fire began around 5 a.m. and the building was engulfed in flames from front to back when he and his crew arrived.
SIKESTON - The Missouri Department of Transportation's Relay For Life team took home a trophy for their efforts on behalf of the American Cancer Society. The group raised over $2,000 by hosting bake sales along with donations, and the 12-hour walkathon on April 12. Nearly $10,000 was raised by the 10 participating teams at the event at River Birch Mall.