MOREHOUSE - Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Place of this town sold their grocery store to Stanford Hamilton of Catron.
MATTHEWS - The 116th General Hospital, England: Wounded in the right forearm and left thigh by shrapnel from a German mortar shell near Vire, France, Pfc. J.B. Lomas, 26, an infantryman, is now convalescing at a hospital in England. He has been awarded the Purple Heart.
JEFFERSON CITY - Warren E. Hearnes, 41, of Charleston, became Missouri's youngest governor in 56 years. He took the oath of office on the capitol steps to succeed 64-year-old John M. Dalton of Kennett, another Southeastern Missouri man. Both are Democrats.
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Jan. 12, 1985
SIKESTON - Sikeston took in $3,285,849.23 during 1984, according to the city's administrative services director Steve Matthews, who told the City Council that the local sales tax is the main source of revenue for the city.
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Two area students have been awarded scholarships to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 1995-96 academic year. Christopher A. Padilla of New Madrid has been awarded a President's Scholarship and Missouri Leadership Award. Misty R. Bryeans of Oran was awarded a Regents Scholarship.
MORLEY - Kelly coach Cent Mangels knew his team must either run with the Scott Central Braves or be run over. Unfortunately for Mangels, the latter proved superior. Scott Central jumped out to an early lead, built on it and cruised to a 77-45 Scott-Mississippi Conference victory Tuesday night. The Hawks, now 5-9 on the year, never got on track.