SIKESTON - George L. Hale Jr. returned to Sikeston Thursday from the East, where he had been serving with the border patrol of the Bureau of Immigration.
SIKESTON - John Thomas Griffin of Sikeston Route One received word Friday morning that his son, John Sullivan Griffin, is being held as a prisoner of war of the Japanese government in the Philippine Islands.
SIKESTON - The Rev. and Mrs. Donald J. McClintock of Sikeston are the parents of a baby boy born in the local hospital Tuesday.
SIKESTON - Senator Dale L. Bumpers (D-Ark.) is scheduled to be the featured speaker at the 8th Congressional District Democratic Rally in Sikeston Sept. 10.
EAST PRAIRIE - After considerable discussion during a work session following Thursday's regular meeting, the City Council returned to open session and accepted a bid for renovation of the High Street water storage tank and supporting tower. Bids for the project on the 20-year-old tower were tabled after being opened June 10. The low bid of $67,122 from Hogan Painting and Sandblasting of Van Buren was accepted.
SIKESTON - Tradition will prevail. The Sikeston Cotton Carnival will not move to a new location. Sikeston American Legion Post Commander Arthur Bruce announced today that the Cotton Carnival, scheduled for Sept. 20-25, location will remain in downtown Sikeston. "The Legion regrets prior publicity about the possibility of having the carnival at the Kingsway Mall," said Bruce.