SIKESTON - Thought to be the first Sikeston girl to join up with an overseas unit of the USO, Miss Mary Jane Sikes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Sikes, is scheduled to leave soon for an undisclosed destination to entertain overseas troops.
MORLEY - The sophomore class of Morley High School has selected John R. Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Lee of Morley, to represent the class on the Sophomore Pilgrimage to Jefferson City, sponsored by the Morley Study Club, April 13. The faculty chose the upper five of the class according to their grades and the class selected Lee to make the trip.
SIKESTON - Sikeston will participate in Tuesday's statewide tornado drill at which part of Severe Weather Planning Week March 4-8.
CHARLESTON - County Assessor Ed DeField's inability to inform the County Commission how $4,000 requested for his budget this year was to be used apparently led the commission to trim that amount from the assessor's budget. That decision brought Larry Hickson of the State Tax Commission to Thursday's County Commission meeting. Hickson informed the commissioners if no agreement can be reached on the local level, the matter will have to be decided by the Circuit Court judge.
SIKESTON - Falcon Cable TV announced Wednesday that cable subscribers can expect to experience brief periods of degraded reception of satellite delivered cable channels between March 2 and March 9 during the hours of 2-5 p.m. due to solar interference. According to Chief Engineer Kevin Goetz, solar interference is an inherent part of satellite operations which occurs twice each year.