ORAN - Good news for the family of Paul Miskell. Arrangements had been made to hold a Sunday memorial service when word came from the U.S. War Department that he was still living.
SIKESTON - The temperature dropped to five degrees below zero, tying the official all-time low set in 1944.
SIKESTON - The Missouri Delta Community Hospital formally received No. 2 Level Trauma Center accreditation. At ceremonies in Columbia, the hospital was cited for its high standards and quality of care.
ST. LOUIS - Incumbent Congressman Bill Emerson announced he will run for re-election in the Eighth Congressional District. Emerson had represented the 10th District, but redistricting changed the number of his home district.
BENTON - Being first is worth a few hundred votes, according to Scott County Assessor Gerald Inman. Candidates say being first on the ballot shows they are serious about wanting the job. Although nobody is waiting in the halls at courthouses in Mississippi and New Madrid counties, three candidates have representatives in Benton.
SIKESTON - Issuing what is termed a "call to action," the Highway 60 Committee announced its full support for the Missouri Legislature to match the new federal contribution to Highway and Transportation spending. "For every new dollar we raise in the state," said committee chairman Josh Bill, "Missouri will get $4 from the federal government. If we don't raise the money, it will go to some other state."