MATTHEWS - Cpl. Carl Shelby is home visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Shelby. He is home on a 10-day furlough.
SIKESTON - Donald R. Bohannon, cashier at the Planters Bank, has been appointed chairman for Scott County for the February Heart Fund drive.
NEW MADRID - Robert LaValle, formerly of New Madrid, was named an honorary captain of the riverboat Mississippi Queen.
SIKESTON - The city's Coca-Cola warehouse closed quietly last week, and on Wednesday personnel from the Jackson Coca-Cola facility were in Sikeston clearing out the last of the vending machines. "Basically, looking at all of the situations we had from an efficiency standpoint, our real estate folks decided it would be in the best interests of the company to close Sikeston," said John Downs, vice president of public affairs at Coca-Cola Enterprises' Atlanta headquarters. The seven employees of Sikeston's distribution center were offered jobs in Jackson. "Five employees in Sikeston voluntarily turned down jobs in Jackson," Downs said.
SIKESTON - Just when the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs bolster head coach Lee Brooks' hopes of success, they crush them just as quickly. The Lady Bulldogs hoped to get their first home-court win in nearly two years Wednesday against the Oran Lady Eagles. "This was the worst game we have ever played," said Brooks after the 55-35 setback. The Lady Bulldogs fell to 2-8 in the season, while Oran improved to 5-4.