SIKESTON - A.R. Puckett was elected president of the Bill Van Horne Post of the American Legion War Dads at a meeting of that organization held Tuesday at the Armory.
NEW MADRID - Kim Coon, 3, won the grand prize of a bicycle in the kiddies parade at the American Legion Fall Festival.
SIKESTON - Machine and hand cotton picking are now under way in the Bootheel. A week of dry weather has enabled machine picking to start.
20 years ago
Oct. 11, 1986
SIKESTON - Whether the Doberman pinscher yelped at the celestial anomaly or not, the boys can't say. Their hearts and minds did trip at the sight of what they thought was a true, honest-to-goodness UFO (unidentified flying object) spotted Wednesday night in the black of the northern sky. Gliding without sound, maybe three miles off, low to the horizon, the "hot dog-shaped" UFO faded away after 2 1/2 minutes, said Jonathan Walker. Walker, Gayle Rettig and Frank Rutledge called the Highway Patrol station. Then Dr. Harley Rutledge, SEMO University physics professor, was notified.
BENTON - The Kelly School District has received a $9,813 grant and a $4,740 grant from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education under the Incentives for School Excellence Program. The grant proposal, prepared by Laurel Bush and Kathy Owens, is a new project designed to help develop alternative teaching strategies as developed by the Coalition of Essential Schools.
SIKESTON - The streak is still alive for the Sikeston freshman football team. After defeating Poplar Bluff 32-0 on Thursday, the Bulldogs now have pitched eight consecutive shutouts, four of which have stemmed over from last season. The freshman squad is now 4-0 and show no signs of slowing down.