SIKESTON - Occupants in the city hall have been shivering with cold for the past few days because the furnace is out and repairs are under way.
SIKESTON - Returns for the firemen's Tree of Lights have been slow since the kickoff Thursday at the American Legion Park, said Virgil Sleton, chairman of the project. The goal this year is to raise $1,500 in toys and candy for 1,000 needy children.
SIKESTON - The Jaycees' holiday party will be Saturday at 9 p.m. in the Country Club. A go-go girl and band will entertain.
CHARLESTON - Handel's "Messiah" will be presented by the Community Choir at 7:30 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church. Soloists will be Russell Newport of Springfield, Dr. Sherry Kelly of Nashville, Tenn., and Bob Woolley of Jefferson City.
EAST PRAIRIE - Steven Douglas shot over James Burden of North Pemiscot in Friday's North Penn Invitational semifinals. Top-seeded North Pemiscot won 62-58.
SIKESTON - At the Prince of Peace Mission Thursday evening, the following were recognized for their past year's efforts in the Sikeston Weed and Seed program: Mary White, Sue Marble, Ed Dowd, Chief Jim Leist, the Rev. Rick Anderson, the Rev. Ron Williams, Steve Borgsmiller, Mike Brown, Linda Ferrell and Larry Ferrell.
POPLAR BLUFF - The Sikeston freshman squad improved their season record to 2-1 against Poplar Bluff Thursday night. The young Bulldogs played with high intensity, winning hands down 58-39. In the first quarter Sikeston knocked down 16 points while their swarming defense held the Mules to an incredible two points. "We held them scoreless the entire quarter, then they scored with 50 seconds left," said Sikeston head coach Jimmy Johnson.