SIKESTON - Construction of a studio building for KSIM, Sikeston's new radio station, has been started on Highway 60 West and Harry Young, official of the broadcasting company formed locally, said yesterday that he hopes to be broadcasting by Dec. 1.
NEW MADRID - Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Duncan of New Madrid are parents of a daughter born today.
NEW MADRID - Miss American Legion Fall Festival Queen at New Madrid is pretty blonde Betty Lou Gardner, 16-year-old New Madrid High School junior. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Webster Gardner.
JEFFERSON CITY - A feasibility study for a turnpike between Kansas City and Chicago was called for Friday in a resolution by highway officials from Missouri and Illinois.
MOREHOUSE - For members of Elaine Old's first grade class at Morehouse Elementary School, making candied apples is almost as much fun as eating them. Randy McKetter got caught by his teacher with his hand in the caramel bowl and his classmates, Derek Richards and Jennifer Cuttinger (who may have a bit of trouble biting her apple) displayed their handiwork.
SIKESTON - City Engineer Jim Carney and Planning Coordinator Doug Friend presented verbal and written reports to the Sikeston 2000 Committee Tuesday night, addressing needs of the city up to and by the year 2000.
SIKESTON - George Morris and little brother, Hank, caught 31 large catfish Friday morning in Big Ditch, just east of Sikeston. The two men estimated the large catch to weigh in around 150 pounds.
EAST PRAIRIE - Joel E. Brown was promoted Aug. 1 to a permanent rank of staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. The noncommissioned officer is in charge of the Mission Capable section of the 97th Supply Squadron at Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma. A 1990 East Prairie High School graduate, he is the son of Charles R. and Arvella Brown of East Prairie,