SIKESTON - Roy Watson of Dexter passed his flying instructor's test under inspection of Jim Cotton from the C.A.A.
MOREHOUSE - The board of education Friday employed the architectural firm of Buchmueller, Whitworth and Associates of Sikeston to plan a 12-class elementary school building. When plans are completed a bond election will be held.
SIKESTON - Six people will "roast" Sikeston R-6 School Superintendent Dr. Sam Harbin during a special benefit event Feb. 13. The Big Brother/Big Sister Roast is planned for 6:30 p.m. at the Ramada Inn. The dinner will be followed by a dance with a live band.
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EAST PRAIRIE - Refrigerated trailers from large trucks which have been left running and parked adjacent to residential areas have brought numerous complaints. Seeking an equitable solution to that problem was the main topic of discussion at Tuesday evening's bimonthly City Council session.
SIKESTON - It's a consequence of the weather in the Midwest, but it has taken a few city motorists by surprise. The dreaded potholes have seemed to come out of nowhere. Doug Friend, Public Works director, said there have been a lot of phone calls about potholes since last week's extreme cold was followed by a quick thaw. "We are experiencing our annual event of potholes coming back," Friend said.
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NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles picked up their 11th win of the season at the expense of East Prairie on Monday, defeating them 76-10. "Our girls played really hard and we got some of the younger kids some good playing time," said NMCC head coach Joby Holland. "East Prairie kept working on us and never gave up. Coach Diebold does a really good job with them."