SIKESTON - Mrs. Charles F. Simpson entertained with a birthday party this afternoon for her daughter, Carol Frances.
SIKESTON - C.C. Cummins, who suffered a heart attack Sunday, is reported much improved but will be confined to his home for a week.
SIKESTON - Charles E. Pruett, 103 Handy St., brought in ears of Egyptian corn to the Standard office. The ears were four to six inches long. Each kernel has a husk on it and most of them are round resembling popcorn, except that they are white. The cob is only one-fourth inch thick.
SIKESTON - A crowd braved the cool early morning breeze to mark the opening of Sikeston's newest street and the 25th anniversary of Hedrick Concrete.
MINER - The Miner City Council behind closed doors, reviewed what action it would take on the $1,059.41 July water bill of a Miner resident, but council members wouldn't talk about the situation on advice of the attorney. Robert Hicks, who received the costly water bills has said in news accounts that he will have trouble paying it. Allegedly, water pipes under Hicks' home broke in July without his knowledge.
MATTHEWS - The Big Prairie Jaycees will host a benefit supper for Alvin Marcum from 6-9 p.m. at the Matthews Community Building.
SIKESTON - Don Douglas of Puxico won $2,000 in his 1966 Nova at the Sikeston Drag Strip Saturday night. His reaction time was 5.08 as he ran a 6.55 on a 6.54 Dial at 103 mph. Runner-up in the Super Pro level went to Glen Nunn of East Prairie. He ran a 5.64 on a 5.62 dial at 120 mph with his reaction time being 5.23.
NEW MADRID - Members of the cheerleading squad for Immaculate Conception School in New Madrid are Mandy Truelove, Mariah Bock, Stevi Stewart, Sarah Fowler, Leslie Cunningham, Ranna Stewart and Jessica Sullenger.