MATTHEWS - Wiliford Shell, who had been in the armed forces for the past six months in Texas, has been honorably discharged. For several years, Shell very capably served the farmers of this community as a blacksmith. He was released in order to again serve in that capacity.
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid plan for harbor facilities is being considered by the U.S. Engineers and the Memphis District has been authorized to make a detailed survey.
NEW MADRID - Cargill has begun a $750,000 expansion that will more than double the truck unloading speed of its grain elevator at New Madrid.
SIKESTON - Astra Club members spent most of Wednesday night coloring eggs for the Junior Women's Club Easter Egg Hunt, set for Saturday at Malone Park. The LaBonne Maison Residential Care Facility boiled the eggs.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council Wednesday voted 4-0 to amend the city's opening burning ordinance. "We were just overwhelmed with calls for burn permits," said Lt. Paul Boyd, DPS fire division. "We decided to eliminate the need to call in." Fire prevention awareness now will need additional attention among the city's residents, Boyd emphasized.