SIKESTON - Leon Brucker, 20, of Oran, lost his left arm at the shoulder in the collision of a car and truck on Highway 55 near Oran Sunday afternoon.
SIKESTON - Watermelons and cantaloupes by the hundreds were placed on the market this week. Quality of melons is excellent, but lack of rain has downed the size. Heavy suppliers near Sikeston are the James brothers, who have 50 acres in watermelon and cantaloupes.
SIKESTON - A baseball doubleheader that starts at 1:30 isn't unusual, unless it begins at 1:30 a.m. That's what the time was when Sikeston and New Madrid County hooked up for the first of what turned out to be two championship games in the District 3 Junior Babe Ruth baseball tournament. Three days of rain had backed the tournament up so badly that the all-night session was forced to be held. By the time the dust cleared at 7 this morning, though, Sikeston held the District 5 championship in their hands with a 10-7 win over New Madrid County after they had lost the first game 9-4.
SIKESTON - John Pope, a school bus mechanic for Sikeston Public Schools, is seen in the mirror of one of the new buses the school has purchased. The Sikeston Public School District was one of the schools in Southeast Missouri to receive the Missouri State Highway Patrol's School Bus Owners Fleet Excellence Award.