SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Graham Lindley moved Saturday from Columbia to Sikeston. Mr. Lindley completed his bachelor of science degree in agriculture, majoring in animal husbandry, on Jan. 20. He is now teaching at the high school in the farm training program, replacing John Wilson, who will manage his own farming interest during the coming year.
MATTHEWS - The Matthews Pirates lived up to their advance billing last night to capture the crown of the New Madrid County basketball tournament with a convincing 96-79 victory over the Howardville Hawks.
SIKESTON - City Manager Dan Ward is in the process of protesting the prevailing wage rates in order to proceed with the Chaney-Harris Cultural Center project, he reported this morning. The council recently approved architectural plans. Before bids for construction are sought, however, the council deemed it necessary to protest the labor wage rates which they believed were not representative of our area.
MINER - The salary scales for Miner police officers were boosted by $150 a month in the February Miner City Council meeting Tuesday night.
SIKESTON - Representatives of the Sikeston Bootheel Humane Society brought their case to the City Council for support in their desire to build a new 3,000-square-foot facility. The group has raised about $115,000 toward construction of the facility.
SIKESTON - With little fanfare the first truckload of ice cream arrived at the site of Atlas Cold Storage on Monday morning. What was farmland now holds millions of dollars in construction materials and about 100 cases of ice cream.