SIKESTON - Citizens throughout the world have learned of the death of Adolph Hitler, who committed suicide. It was announced that Admiral Karl Doenitz had succeeded Hitler as leader of the Third Reich.
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KELSO - Linda Seyer and Joe Diebold won an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. after participating in the "Youth to Washington Tour" essay writing contest sponsored by the Scott-New Madrid-Mississippi Cooperative. Both are residents of Kelso. The subject for the essay was "The Value of Rural Electrification in Home and Community."
SIKESTON - Lewis Furniture Co., 650 W. Malone Ave., will participate in the Fourth Annual Bargain Day USA, a national savings event sponsored each year by the Giant Bassett Furniture Industries. The annual event has proven to be among the nation's largest nationally coordinated savings events in furniture history.
SIKESTON - The winner of Missouri's 1995 Breaking Tradition Award is Ken Carter, who awaits graduation from the Sikeston Area Vocational School's nursing program. The Breaking Tradition Award was established to recognize, encourage and provide financial assistance for Missouri's nontraditional students. The Charleston resident spent 13 years as an emergency medical technician paramedic before deciding to advance his career as a nurse.
VANDUSER - Joseph R. and Ellie Capps Jr. are the parents of their first two children, twin daughters, born April 24, 1995, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Courtney Marie Capps weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces, and Hannah Michelle Capps arrived weighing 5 pounds.