SIKESTON - Miss Mary Gray will leave for Memphis, Tenn., where she will enter Baptist Memorial Hospital in that city for nurses training.
SIKESTON - Mrs. Bob Taylor was named Girl of the Year by the Junior Woman's Club at the annual mother-daughter banquet last night at the Holiday Inn. Mrs. Taylor was chosen by members in a secret ballot.
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MATTHEWS - Charles Conrad has been named valedictorian of the Matthews High School graduating class. Janice Sue DeWitt was chosen as salutatorian. 20 years ago -- May 13, 1987
CHARLESTON - The 1987-88 operating budget adopted Tuesday by the City Council has estimated expenditures of $1,715,740 with $1,199,740 budgeted to meet regular operating expenses and the remaining $516,000 or 30 percent, earmarked for capital improvements.
SIKESTON - New teachers were approved for employment and results of the 1986-87 Basic Essential Skills Test (BEST) were briefly reviewed during the R-6 Board of Education meeting Tuesday.
SIKESTON - Sikeston's Lanny Little rode his Kawasaki Tecate 250, sponsored by C&C Cycle and Little Drywall, to his first win of the 1997 Racing season on May 4. Lanny came from behind after crashing in the first curve on the first lap, showing confidence and the "never give up" attitude. Those two qualities made him Racer of the Week.
CHAFFEE - The Sikeston Bulldog baseball team earned their 10th win of the season (10-7), Monday, with a 10-1 win over the Chaffee Red Devils. Sikeston hurler Bad Heacox had a very good outing for the Bulldogs, allowing just one run (unearned) on just four Chaffee base hits, walked one batter and fanned three in six and one-third inning of work. Chaffee's Josh Hanlin pitched six innings, giving up seven runs on seven base hits, walking eight and fanning one Sikeston hitter.