MATTHEWS - Mr. and Mrs. Hawkin Bolden of near Matthews received the Purple Heart posthumously to their son, Cpl. Howard Wilson Bolden, who served in the North Africa Campaign. Cpl. Bolden was reported missing in February of 1943 during the invasion of North Africa after he had been in service for about year. Relatives this March received notification that he had been killed in action. He was the nephew of Henry Bolden of Sikeston.
SIKESTON - The slate of officers for the next club year of the Women's Civic Club are: Mrs. H.F. Kiehne, president; Mrs. Kline Ables, vice president; Mrs. Harold Belsheine, secretary; and Mrs. Paul Heckemeyer, treasurer.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Altrusa Club received a $1,000 donation from the local Fraternal Order of Eagles Tuesday. Nelson Curtis, Eagle's secretary, presented the check to Altrusa members Cathy Smith, president and Bonnie Strickland, chairman of the Give-A-Meal Program.
CHARLESTON - The city of Charleston is getting ready for its 26th Annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival. The residents are decorating with lovely floral arrangements that may be viewed along streets and in gardens. The visitors may drive along the pink-striped roads to see them or may walk by candlelight.
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SIKESTON - The Jaycee officers were announced recently. The new officers are: Matt Puchbauer, individual development; Matt Vowels, president; Brian Menz, community development; Dennis Fraser, treasurer; Glen Mays, secretary; Jeff Long, management development; and Ron Blackburn, membership development.