SIKESTON - Lee Bowman will again head the board of education of the Sikeston schools following an organizational meeting of the board Thursday afternoon following last Tuesday's election. Teachers of the schools were rehired for the next school term at the meeting. Rehired at the high school were: Frances Burch, Keith Collins, Jessie Crain, Jack Duncan, Muriel Haw, Electa O'Hara, Isabel Hess, Raymond Palm, Mrs. Raymond Palm, Jean Powell, Maurice L. Stewart, Dale Teachout, Josephine Vieth, Robert Walker, Mrs. E.D. Bashore, Helen Campbell and Mrs. Ed Wright.
SIKESTON - From all indications the 1963 annual banquet for the membership of the Sikeston Chamber of Commerce will be the biggest and best of its kind. Roy Bone, manager of the Chamber, reported this morning that close to 200 advance reservations had been received by the end of the week.
POPLAR BLUFF - Sikeston's freshman track team took second place and the eighth grade squad finished fourth in the Poplar Bluff Invitational Thursday. The host school won both divisions. Charleston took second in the eighth grade meet, followed by Caruthersville in third. The Sikeston freshmen "scored consistently in all but three events," said coach Don Porter. "We did a pretty good job there."
SIKESTON - Local business and community leaders crowded into the Sikeston Country Club Thursday, welcoming C&F Foods Inc. co-owner Manuel Fernandez and his wife, Mary Ann. The 20-year-old food processing company handles primarily beans, rice and popcorn. The business will open in the city's shell building off Wakefield Avenue in about 90 days and about 25 job openings will be available immediately.