SIKESTON - Little Bernice Reed, a 13-year-old child who lost her leg in a traffic accident in May, received an artificial limb yesterday. She was delighted to walk again.
SIKESTON - Production at the International Shoe Company stopped at 10 a.m. today in what Supt. Forest L. Rudd said was "a misunderstanding" over a contract with the United Shoe Workers, AFL-CIO. Approximately 450 workers walked out of the manufacturing plant. Rudd said he believed the incident arose in the lasting department of the plant. There was no picketing.
SIKESTON - About 90 percent of the $293,827.25 total of real estate, personal property and manufacturers taxes due the city for this year is expected to be collected in the next two months, city collector Donald Lee reported.
EAST PRAIRIE - Clearing and ground work for 36 units of elderly housing began Friday at East Prairie. The $1,400,000 project is being funded by a Housing and Urban Development grant, sponsored by the Retirement Housing Foundation of Long Beach, Calif., and the East Prairie Chamber of Commerce.
NEW MADRID - Work is under way along Route WW near New Madrid to repair a slide along the levee. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, Memphis District, is overseeing the work which requires replacing it with new soil along the slide area.
SIKESTON - The Kelly Junior Beta Club was the winner of the "Most Drug Awareness" theme of the Sikeston Elks Lodge and Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce's third annual Halloween Window Painting contest. Megan Nelson accepted the $150 check from Elk member Shad Old.