SIKESTON - The Rev. R.M. Talbert, pastor of the Christian Church in Sikeston, has been named chairman of the 1944 Red Cross War Fund Drive of Sikeston, according to an announcement by County Chairman John J. Reiss.
SIKESTON - Carl E. Diehl Jr., who has been in Italy since August as a gunner on a bomber, wrote a birthday letter to his sister, Ruth. He was promoted last November from the grade of sergeant to staff sergeant.
SIKESTON - The God and Country Award was presented Jim Carney, 13, by the Rev. Gerald Y. Smith, pastor of the First Baptist Church, on Feb. 9.
SIKESTON - Cub Scout Pack No. 40 of the South Grade School held an annual blue and gold banquet at the Lee Hunter School, with 150 Scouts and visitors present.
SIKESTON - The winning Sweetheart couple in a promotion sponsored by downtown merchants of Sikeston was announced earlier this week. Winners were Mike Pratt and Cindy Adams of Sikeston. Pratt received a gold rope chain, while Miss Adams received a gold add-a-bead necklace.
SIKESTON - Chronic property code violators, beware. The City of Sikeston won't be ignored. Under a new, tougher policy adopted by the Department of Public Works, yards full of weeds, derelict cars or garbage won't be tolerated. Homeowners or tenants may receive notice of code violations immediately after enforcement officers see the evidence. The police is a result of Sikeston's participation in the Missouri Community Assessment Program, sponsored by the Department of Economic Development.