SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Hoover and son, C.W. III left Thursday for Wilson, Ark., where Mrs. Hoover and son will reside with her parents for the duration of the war. Mr. Hoover will enter the armed services next month.
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY - Still going strong at 100 is Matthew Lee Presson, known in Mississippi County as "Uncle Lee." He reached his 100th birthday Jan. 12 and stated, "As long as the Lord is with me, I'll be here a long time."
SIKESTON - Sikeston is going to have a national bank. Eugene E. Redfern, president of the Planters Bank, was informed yesterday that an application had been approved to convert the institution to a national bank.
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MINER - Miner has a new police chief. Wayne Smith, former assistant chief, was appointed police chief Wednesday, replacing Bob Yount, who moved to the St. Louis area to accept another law enforcement position.
ORAN - It could just possibly be the toughest Class 1A district tournament in the state, but it didn't look that way on opening night. Ranked second in the state Class 1A polls and defending state champions, the Scott County Central Braves were seeded third in their district tournament. On Monday night, they made short work of the Bell City Cubs 94-54 in the first round of the District 2 tournament. Zalma topped Delta 83-53 and Oran beat Advance 66-61.
PUXICO - The Puxico coach was Arnold Ryan. The players were the Wilfongs, Cooksons, Hoggard, Fortner, Arnold, Grady Smith and others. They played in a local gym and they made basketball history. You've heard the legend. Now read the book.