SIKESTON - Sikeston's new Veterans Administration office, located in the basement of the Sikeston Federal building, was opened today with George Seybold of Jackson in charge as manager.
MINER - Harvey Bailey of Miner is one of a group of Missouri school children to receive the Nature Knight Award from the State Conservation Commission.
SIKESTON - Sikeston's Ministerial Alliance met Friday for the purpose of electing new officers for the next year. The following were elected: President Myron Neal of the First Christian church; Vice President Oral Withrow of the Tanner Street Church of God; Secretary Joel Waggoner of the First Methodist Church; and Treasurer C.D. Butler of the Murray Lane Baptist Church.
WASHINGTON - The Senate has approved the appointment of Peter C. Meyers of Matthews, Mo., as assistant secretary for natural resources and environment in the Department of Agriculture.
SIKESTON - Lisa Lawson, seventh grade social studies teacher at Sikeston Middle School, was honored for her teaching talent and her dedication to the expansion of young minds. The award, the Crystal Apple of Excellence, was given through Vanderbilt University at Nashville.
CHARLESTON - Charleston's No. 1 singles player and No. 1 doubles team both claimed district championships over the weekend to advance to state competition. Charleston sophomore Tres Reed along with the duo Justin Drinkwater and Tyson DeLay are now statebound.