SIKESTON - Dr. T.C. McClure is expected to return Thursday from the Windy City. The doctor took a course in technical surgery at Cook County Hospital. He will be in his office Friday.
NEW MADRID - At a special meeting Monday, the New Madrid Masonic Lodge presented a veteran's button to E.S. Davis. The honor commemorates 50 years of service to the Masonic fraternity by Davis.
MINER - A storm that blasted through the area Tuesday night is blamed for a destructive fire at Sikeston Buildings Inc. The Miner Fire Department reported the building on Route 2 north of Sikeston Truss Co. was fully involved when units arrived. No one was hurt. A witness said the fire started when lightning struck the building.
CHARLESTON - Ditch No. 14 on the west side of Charleston was approved for a Community Development Block Grant. The project calls for installation of 1,500 feet of culvert and earthen fill and hopefully will assist in eliminating health and safety problems for residents.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Storm semi-pro baseball team evened its record at 2-2 with a loss Sunday to St. Louis. The Storm fell 11-4 to the hosts as Darrin Travers, Chad Borders and Brian Greaser each took turns at the mound. Travers started and gave up eight runs before he was relieved in the fourth inning by Borders, who gave up three. Greaser allowed one. Borders and Brian Moeglin each had two hits for the Storm. Travers, Steve Hamra, Brent Walker and Chris Ryan each had one. The Storm swept a pair from visiting West Frankfort, highlighted by Larry Boon's no-hitter in Game Two.