SIKESTON - Four new teachers were hired by the school board for the coming school term.
SIKESTON - A school of technology will be opened on the high school campus with registration from now until July 15. To be known as the SeMo Trade-
Technical Institute, the school will be under the direction of Jim Cornett. Drafting, electronics and printing technology, along with secretarial science, will be given.
20 years ago -- May 10, 1987
SIKESTON - Mothers were treated in a special way Friday at Powell's Day Care, 806 William St. Fifteen boys and girls from the day care center planted zinnia seeds in cups in early March. The plants were to be given to the children's mothers Friday afternoon.
SIKESTON - Telephone rates in Sikeston and Morehouse will increase by a 25-
cent per month charge for all residence telephones and $11 per month charge for business telephones effective July 21.
SIKESTON - Seven citizens were honored during the annual Chamber Banquet including Clint Elledge who was named the 1997 Citizen of the Year by the Chamber. Other honorees include: Jean Collins, Lifetime Achievement Award; Linda Lowes, Careerist of the Year; Richard Couch, Law Enforcement Officer of the Year; David Vaughn, Jaycee Distinguished Service Award; DeCota Electric, Small Business of the Year; and Noranda Aluminum, Inc., Industry of the Year.
LIBERTY - On April 5, Sikeston native, Andy McGill, broke the William Jewell College recorded in the hammer throw with a toss of 112 feet at the first outdoor meet of the 1997 season. On April 26, at the Heart of the America Athletic Conference outdoor meet, McGill beat his own school record with a 119-feet, 10 1/2-inch throw. Not bad for someone who never touched a hammer two years ago.