SIKESTON - A crew started preparation today for moving seven houses located on East Tanner and Lake streets to Smith Addition. The houses were recently purchased by Dr. T.C. McClure from R.D. Clayton, who bought them from the E.C. Matthews Sr. estate.
CHARLESTON - A coroner's jury was called yesterday afternoon in connection with the death of George McWherter, 49, of Wyatt, who was stabbed in the neck and left shoulder at Viola's Cafe in Wyatt.
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SIKESTON - The Sikeston Tree of Lights project conducted this year by the Sikeston Jaycees exceeded the $1,500 goal, serving about 850 children in more than 200 families, according to Chairman Frank Harp.
PORTAGEVILLE - The Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation, whose acronym is DAEOC, recently acquired the Earl Walker building that was owned by Everett Daugherty. Renovation to the facility located east of Interstate 55 next to the Pentecostal church will be completed this week with moving taking place Thursday and Friday. This will consolidate the central office, warehouse, weatherization and the Head Start food programs in one building. An open house is planned later in the month.
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SIKESTON - Scott County Central's Marcus Timmons was a leader during the SEMO Christian Tournament in the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. Timmons, a 6-foot, 8-inch sophomore for the Braves, is regarded as one of the best basketball prospects in the area.
CHARLESTON - Sikeston's ninth grade basketball team suffered its fifth loss of the season on Monday night, winding up on the short end of a 43-32 decision against the athletic Charleston Bluejays.