SIKESTON - The family of Chester Howard Payne, 21, has been informed by the War Department that he is in the custody of the Japanese. Payne was a construction worker on Wake Island when the Japanese took control.
SIKESTON - The Bulldogs were beaten Friday night, 39-35 by the East Prairie Eagles.
SIKESTON - Offices of Virgil W. Bryan, Real Estate, have been opened at 407 Sikes Avenue, just north of Tanner Street. Mr. Bryan announces he is offering a complete real estate service, including sales, rentals, property management and loans of all types on residential, farm or commercial property.
SIKESTON - February's Daily Standard Calendar Girl says she wants to be a journalist. Marianna Rowe was a candidate for Miss Sikeston. She is the daughter of Burt and Ann Rowe, North Ridge Road.
SIKESTON - Heavy rains and flooding have caused severe flooding and erosion at the Sports Complex. A section of the roadway along Ingram Road was washed away. Water standing in the complex makes it look like a giant swamp.
SIKESTON - In Sikeston's case, a good second half wasn't enough to overcome a poor first half Monday in a loss to Kennett. Kennett outscored the Lady Bulldogs 49-26 in the first half, then had to hold off a Sikeston rally in the second half before taking a 74-63 win.
EAST PRAIRIE - Would Mississippi County residents approve a surcharge tax for a countywide 911 emergency system? The issue could possibly be placed on a ballot later this year, however, considerable groundwork is needed before a final decision is made.