SIKESTON - E.P. Coleman Jr. of Sikeston purchased 1,105 acres of land from the Security Farm Administration for a price of $30,000.
SIKESTON - A Christmas gift and a Christmas decoration were the source of two minor fires Sunday. Bernard Lambert, 4, was playing with a cap pistol he received for Christmas in the bedroom of the Sadie Lambert home when the fire started. The Phillip Barkett fireplace area caught fire when a Christmas wreath candle melted and set fire to it. Also, no one was injured.
SIKESTON - Representatives of the city discussed electrical service operations with officials of the Missouri Utilities Company from Cape Girardeau Thursday. Mutual problems and interests of the city were discussed.
SIKESTON - Despite cold temperatures, construction progressed this week on a new building for Fellowship Baptist Church on Ables Road. The facility is being built to replace the church's facilities on Missouri Avenue that were destroyed in the May 15 tornado.
SIKESTON - Trying to get nuclear weapons banned in your country is not an everyday occurrence for the average Joe. But for several Sikeston students, it's all in a day's work. The teens participated in the Model United Nations Program conducted at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. The participants created a resolution on nuclear weapons and presented it to various committees in an attempt to get it passed.
SIKESTON - While the Tickle Me Elmo dolls did not meet the shoppers' demands in Sikeston, the holiday shopping season was successful. Greg Cook, manager at Kmart said simply, "We could have used more of the Elmo dolls, as well as the Nintendo 64."