SIKESTON - Paul J. Trotter was installed Wednesday night at a meeting at the armory as commander of the SEMO Post of Amvets No. 15 for the second year.
SIKESTON - For the first time in three generations, the William Huff land, located between the north Sikeston city limits and Tanner Road, has a program of land grading going.
20 years ago -- May 9, 1987
NEW MADRID - The first Miss Riverbend Jaycee selected Friday evening during the County Fair in New Madrid was Sherri Fincher, 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.G. Rhodes of Kewanee. She received roses, a crown and a savings bond. Her sister, Robin Fincher, 15, was selected as first runner-up and Kristy Redden, 16, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Redden of Marston, was the second runner-up. The runners-up received sashes, savings bonds and a half-dozen roses each. The contest was sponsored by the Riverbend Chapter of the Jaycees.
BLOOMFIELD - Stoddard County Sheriff's Department and the Missouri Highway Patrol this weekend recovered most of a stolen shipment of air conditioners, reported missing the last week of April.
GRANT CITY - Members of The House of Prayer General Baptist Church at Grant City participated in groundbreaking ceremonies Saturday for a proposed fellowship hall. Participants were: Denver Graham, Victor Marshall, Bob Burnes, pastor; Vernon Jeurgens and Millie Burnes.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Army Staff Sgt. Joel L. Haddock has graduated from the drill sergeant school at Fort Jackson. The son of Joel L. and Frances A. Haddock of East Prairie, he is a weapons infantry and squad leader assigned to the 504th Infantry Regiment at Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, N.C. He is a 1986 graduate of East Prairie High School. His wife, M. Alice Haddock, is the daughter of Sue Smith of Charleston.