SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. J.A. McCarver entertained a group of boys and girls at a surprise birthday celebration Sunday for their son, Robert.
SIKESTON - Joel A. Montgomery, chairman of the board of directors of Montgomery Investment Co., announced that Eugene E. Redfern, president of the First National Bank of Sikeston, has been elected president of the investment company and will have his offices in the company office building at the corner of Scott and North streets. Redfern will continue as active president of the First National Bank.
ADVANCE - A consignment auction will be conducted Saturday by the Chamber of Commerce to help fund the city's current industry search. The auction will be held on the lot next to the Farmers Cash Store and will begin at 10 a.m.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston School Board approved a tentative budget of more than $18 million for the 1994-95 school year with final approval expected in July. Once again Dr. Robert Buchanan presented the board with a balanced budget. Anticipated receipts are $18,217,987 with anticipated expenditures of $18,162.548.
ESSEX - James Barber will spend Saturday, Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, like many other ordinary days he's experienced through the past 30 years. He will remember the trials of life he experienced cooped up in a Chinese prison in North Korea for nearly three years. "I was at a place called Pyok Tong, a place known as Carup 5," Barber, 63, said of the prison camp where he and 3,200 prisoners spent that first dreadful winter of the Korean War. "It was bitterly cold there. It was a terrible place."