NEW MADRID - Charles C. Bock Jr., aviation radioman second class in the Navy and son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Bock of New Madrid, was recently awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for action against the Japanese fleet.
SIKESTON - Communitywide appeal for President Lyndon B. Johnson to stop over in Sikeston on one of his western jaunts was set in motion yesterday by the President's Council. The council, formed in 1962, was recently reactivated at a meeting at the Mid-Towner.
SIKESTON - School days! Summer is almost behind us as September Calendar Girl Melanie Vines, 18, daughter of Jim and Bobbie Vines prepares for the upcoming school year. Melanie, a 1984 graduate of Sikeston High School and finalist in the Miss Sikeston contest, is attending college this fall at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., where she plans to major in biology.
SIKESTON - Jerry Vincent, working on a vehicle in his Lake Street driveway, was pinned when the jack he was using apparently gave way around 11:50 a.m. Wednesday. Sikeston Rescue Squad and others responded to the accident.
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NEW MADRID - New Madrid County Central coach Ronnie Jones watched his team go through its final preseason workouts. The Eagles, 11-1 a year ago, open the season at 7:30 tonight by hosting Ste. Genevieve-Valle. Tonight's game will be the Eagles first public performance, since the team, for injury prevention reasons, does not play an intersquad contest.