SIKESTON - The two inches of rain that fell on the ground around the area did help the crops to an extent, but cotton and soybeans still need hot weather to bring them out.
SIKESTON - Intensive efforts began this week to form a community college in the area to serve a majority of the public school districts of Scott, New Madrid, Mississippi and Stoddard counties, Robert Mitchell, chairman of the committee, said.
CHARLESTON - Janet Thompson, 17, was named Mississippi County Fair queen at the fair last night. First alternate was Susan Warren and second alternate was Carolyn Berry.
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Sept. 4, 1986
SIKESTON - Final touches are being made on homes destroyed in the May 15 tornado. Looking around the town after the disaster hit Sikeston, many homeowners voiced concern whether their properties and the areas in which they lived would be returned to their normal appearance. Surprisingly, less than four months later, most of the damaged areas on the south side of town are cleaned up and rebuilt. There are several residences which have been virtually untouched following destruction, but overall, the area is looking good.
BERNIE - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs volleyball team kicked off the 1996 season Tuesday night, when they traveled to Bernie to face the well respected Lady Mules. The game didn't last long, as the Mules pounded the Bulldogs 15-0 in the first two matches. "I'm not disappointed with the team," said Sikeston head coach Janie Merrick. "Bernie has two state championships under their belt, and have a two year record of 45-0. They are very smooth."
CHAFFEE - The first Chaffee Medi-Fest was held Aug. 24 at the Chaffee Regional Medical Center with approximately 350 to 400 people in attendance. "We wanted the day to be full of fun and I believe we succeeded," said Dr. T.P. Lambrou, director of the center.