SIKESTON - Staff Sgt. Bervil G. Hillis, who was a member of Company K, is now overseas with a Glider Infantry.
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SIKESTON - Mrs. Christine Rozeneck gave birth to a baby boy at Sikeston General Hospital on Aug. 20. She entered the hospital the previous day.
DEXTER - Silas Sayre, businessman, announced that the Stoddard Shopping Plaza Inc. has been organized and their plans are proceeding rapidly with work on the site to start soon. Twenty acres of land have been purchased on the north side of Highway 60, near the junction of Highways 60 and 114. Sayre is president of the corporation.
DEXTER - A hearing was set for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 to review a request to rezone a lot behind the Town and Country Shopping Center to allow the construction of multi-family apartments.
NEW MADRID - A food handling school, sponsored by the New Madrid County Health Department in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Health, will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at the New Madrid County Central R-1 School Auditorium. The purpose of the school is to give food service workers, managers, owners, cooks and other interested groups or individuals a chance to learn the best methods of restaurant sanitation.
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SIKESTON - The Sikeston Country Club Open Tennis Tournament will be held Sept. 17-18. Singles matches begin at 8:30 a.m. Divisions for competition include: Men's Open, Men's advanced, Men's over 50 and women's division. All divisions offer singles and doubles competition. Entry fee is $10 per single event and $12 for doubles competition, plus one can of tennis balls for each event.