SIKESTON - Approximately 150 juniors attended the Junior-Senior Banquet given by the junior class at the Methodist Church last Friday night.
SIKESTON - A white mongrel dog, sought by the humane officer for three months, was killed after police received reports that the dog had bitten children in the Clayton Park area last week.
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SIKESTON - Twenty-two major awards were presented during the high school honors assembly at the band shell. Roger Sherman, principal, presided and presented most of the awards.
SIKESTON - Miner firemen and Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers fought flames and smoke due to ignited tires and wheels at about 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon behind Mid-South Tractor Parts, located at Highway 62 East. The fire was apparently caused by an aerosol can exploding when trash was being burned and ignited dried pine needles and the tires.
CHARLESTON - A 150th anniversary celebration, Charleston's Sesquicentennial will officially be launched with a ceremony at 10 a.m. Wednesday on the steps of the City Hall. The event will honor two men, O. Joseph Moore, the founder of Charleston, and John Rodney, who surveyed the city.
SIKESTON - Members of the Sikeston baseball team congratulated Clay Hooper at the plate after Hooper hit first of his two home runs of the day. Robbie Simms also got a home run as the Bulldogs defeated the Jackson Indians, 7-3 Thursday. Sikeston moved their record to 12-7 with the win and will prepare for their district tournament, beginning next week.
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Ron Shumate, who led Southeast Missouri State through some lean years as it adjusted to Division I status, was fired Thursday with the men's basketball program facing an NCAA investigation.