BERTRAND - A message was received last night by Mr. and Mrs. W.V. Stancil of Bertrand advising that their son, Staff Sgt. John Stancil, has been liberated after being held prisoner in a German camp for nearly 17 months.
LILBOURN - Curtis Cross, sixth grade teacher in the Lilbourn Elementary System, was honored Tuesday night for his 20 years of service to the R-14 School District at the Seventh Annual Recognition Dinner.
SIKESTON - In what may well prove the largest chicken barbecue and fish fry event held in Sikeston, will take place May 20, with the Square and Compass Club as sponsors. This 12th annual event has shown an increased ticket sale over previous years, according to Phil Waldman Jr., general chairman.
SIKESTON - Construction work on El-Bo's Comida Mexicana restaurant, which is expected to open this summer on Malone Avenue next to Bo's Barbecue is under way. Workers for Gipson Construction Company were working at the site last week. The construction costs for the project included in last month's permits is $100,000.
SIKESTON - The Scott-Huff Insurance Agency celebrated its 75th anniversary recently with an open house and refreshments at the 119 E. Malone Ave. location. The Agency, headed by Bob Scott, president, includes Charlie Scott, vice president; Kim Scott, operations manager; and Mike Flaker, secretary/
PORTAGEVILLE - Amy Kimes was selected as the Student of the Month for April at Portageville High School. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Kimes of Portageville is a member of Future Teachers of America, Key Club, Student Council, editor of the yearbook and president of the Foreign Language Club.
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SIKESTON - Blake Ledbetter, a Sikeston senior, has signed a national letter of Intent to play baseball at Southeast Missouri State University.