SIKESTON - A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Bryant. The child, first born to the couple, has been named Winifred Jan.
SIKESTON - Twenty-five years ago the March of Dimes was inaugurated to raise funds for research into the causes of infantile paralysis, to find, if possible, a cure for the disease and to provide care for those afflicted. The successful results of this venture are too well known to need elaboration in Sikeston. William H. "Bill" Paylor is again chairman of the March of Dimes campaign this year.
NEW MADRID - Voters will be asked to approve a 5 cent per $100 valuation increase in taxes for operation of the New Madrid County Library system in a special election Feb. 8.
MATTHEWS - Mike Wilson worked the inside for 26 points to lead Holcomb over Matthews 77-67. Larry Robinson, who scored 31 for the Pirates, was nonetheless bothered by a hip injury, Matthews coach Ed Hillis said. The Pirates rallied in the second quarter to draw within 35-34 at the half. But Matthews put together two 21-point quarters to account for Matthews' seventh loss of the season.
SIKESTON - Three members of the Missouri Preceptor Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi were honored during the Silver Circle ritual, which requires 25 years of active membership. Honorees were Nancy Galemore, Glenna Priday and Mary Ann Maevers.
SIKESTON - Local Sikeston Brownies recently treated State Rep. Dennis Ziegenhorn to a sample of Girl Scout cookies. Cookie sales will continue until Jan. 31.