SIKESTON - Willis Holmes, who was poisoning Johnson grass on the E.P. Coleman land Wednesday afternoon, was severely burned when he struck a match and his clothing ignited.
SIKESTON - On the 25th anniversary of the entrance of his father into the Marines, Frank Stevens, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Stevens of Sikeston, received his call to active duty with the Army Air Corps at Jefferson Barracks.
SIKESTON - The Safety Truck Driver of the Year Award was presented to Perry Lemmons of Sikeston by Malone and Hyde. He has been employed by the company for the past four years.
SIKESTON - Rachel Green, 14-year-old daughter of Namon and Connie Pearson of Sikeston and a regular country music performer at the Bootheel Jamboree in Bernie, was a guest recently on the Plummer Family Music Show at Branson.
NEW MADRID - The City of New Madrid will terminate its management of the New Madrid Golden Age Nutrition Center. The city announced its decision Thursday to turn over management of the center to the Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging effective July 31. Although the management is changing, city officials emphasize the center will remain open and continue to serve meals.
CHARLESTON - County commissioners are requesting Mississippi County be placed on the State Emergency Management Agency's public assistance declaration list. County Clerk Junior DeLay, at Thursday's meeting, reported the agency had notified his office that the county should send a letter formally requesting inclusion on the disaster list.