SIKESTON - C.R. Berry and his sister, Mrs. Thelma Presson, were riding in a 1942 Pontiac when it skidded off Highway 25 into Apple Creek at the bridge in Old Appleton.
SIKESTON - A mail carrier was cited by the post office for helping a stricken man with life-saving techniques. Joseph Schaefer, with the post office 21 years, received a service pin and a letter of citation from the post office. He came to the aid of Arthur Clayton, who had blacked out on Front Street.
SIKESTON - Leon Marlow and Joe Burger, co-owners of M&H Equipment from Cape Girardeau, connected plumbing pipes before the concrete floor of the new Sikeston Pizza Hut was poured. The restaurant is scheduled for a July completion, said a spokesman for Sides Construction of Cape Girardeau. The restaurant, located between Ruth's LaCantina and Rick's Deli gas station-
convenience store on Malone Avenue, will be housed in a 30-by 85-foot building.
SIKESTON - As the 1997 Kenny Rogers Cerebral Palsy Telethon went off the air Sunday evening, the grand total was shown as $163,996.31. According to CP Center Director John Chadd, this total will be exceeded because he was handed a $500 check as he was leaving the building.
SIKESTON - Sunday's rain stopped just long enough to allow the member of the board of the Bootheel Counseling Services to officially break ground for their new facility. Construction of the $1,042,000 facility at Plantation Boulevard and Auburn Drive will begin as the local counseling facility continues to work to meet its $200,000 goal. So far, $86,000 has been raised. When completed the 17,888 square foot building will provide a single location for about 39 employees at the center.