BERTRAND - Staff Sgt. Harold T. Godwin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Godwin of Bertrand, sent a cable to his parents stating that he was well and safe after being released from a prisoner of war camp in Romania.
BENTON - Scott County Extension Agent Tom Stroup was directed to get complete information on the proposed federal opportunity program. The anti-poverty plan of President Lyndon Johnson has passed in Congress but funds have not been made available. The action was taken at a meeting in the Circuit Courtroom Wednesday night, with 30 men and women representing civic and rural organizations of Scott County present.
NEW MADRID - Ordinances establishing a four-way stop and a franchise agreement with Associated Natural Gas Co., along with the purchase of a new police car, were approved during the Monday evening meeting of the New Madrid City Council.
SIKESTON - Several of Patti Simmons' dance performers won first place in the Youth Division Talent Competition at Wickliffe, Ky., on Sept. 10. The group performed a clogging routine to the song "Dance." The group is now entitled to perform at the Mid-South Fair Youth Talent Show scheduled to be in Memphis, Tenn., in late September. The dancers were: Lauren Akins, Stacey Holman, Karrin Penrod and Tanya Standridge.
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SIKESTON - The Sikeston Cotton Carnival marked a half-century with its opening Monday. Workers spent the day preparing for the crowds including cleaning up the rides. Tonight is wristband night, allowing carnival goers who purchase a wristband to ride at a discount.