SIKESTON - Airport notes: James LaGrand and Tice Martin passed their private pilot's course Sunday.
SIKESTON - Nine area 4-H members won ribbons in the halter-broken steer competition Friday night at the Sikeston-Jaycee Fat Calf Show at the Sikeston Auction Co. The show was sponsored by the Sikeston Junior Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the 4-H Clubs. Peter Myers of Canalou was chairman.
BENTON - About 3,242 persons (25 percent) of the registered voters in Scott County are expected to turn out for Tuesday's general election, County Clerk Phil Waldman Jr. reported.
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County residents continued their traditionally Democratic voting in Tuesday's general election by unseating the only Republican candidate for local office and going Democratic on the congressional ballots. In the prosecuting attorney's race, incumbent Republican Jeffrey Vaughan lost his bid for reelection by a 956 unofficial vote margin to Lynn Brown, a Democrat.
BENTON - Ambulance districts were formed by voters in both north and south Scott County during Tuesday's election, which also resulted in passage of revenue bond issues in Benton and Sikeston.
SIKESTON - Nearly $1 million in city street improvements, including $416,460 in overlays, are on the Public Works list for 1997. But City Council members on Monday night were reluctant to modify what they call their "philosophy" of foregoing overlays in favor or curbs and gutters. In the end, they did not approve any of the overlay projects.
SIKESTON - Kyle Weeks, a fifth grader at Lee Hunter Elementary, was the first-place winner of an essay contest titled "Why I Want to Live Drug Free" which was conducted at the school during Red Ribbon Week.