SIKESTON - Dr. E.J. Nienstedt was given a certificate to purchase a new automobile last week by the Scott County Rationing Board.
SIKESTON - Strikes by two different unions in four Hart's Bakery plants continued today, with the picketing going on at the local bakery, too.
SIKESTON - History was made at Missouri Delta Community Hospital this week. Four sets of twins were delivered at the hospital in a four-day period. The Sikeston hospital handles about 700 deliveries a year, but four sets of twins in less than a week was unprecedented.
BENTON - A hearing has been set for July 14 for a man who is being held on seven charges in connection with an attempted robbery and hostage situation at the Western Union office in Sikeston. Judge Stanley Grimm of Cape Girardeau has been appointed to hear the case.
SIKESTON - A volunteer women's group at Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church put the final touches on a 20- by 12-foot American flag, which will be unfurled during the choir's patriotic presentation, "I Believe in America." The musical, featuring many popular patriotic songs, will be presented at 6 p.m. Sunday. A patriotic slide show and presentation of colors by the National Guard Color Guard is planned.
PORTAGEVILLE - "I believe that libraries are the most important institutions in the country, because without knowledge people will be taken advantage of by those who do have knowledge," said Marshall Dial. After working nearly 40 years with books, including 37 as the director of the New Madrid County Library System, Dial has announced his retirement.