SIKESTON - A collection of German pipes is on display at the Herald office. These having been given to Pfc. Joe Schaffer, now home from the European Theatre of war, where he served 19 months.
SIKESTON - The National League had a wild Saturday night when the Jaycees and Lewis Furniture went into action in the first game and Legion took A&B Oil Co. in the second. The Jaycees nipped Lewis 5-4 in an extra-inning contest, while Legion beat A&B 3-1.
NEW MADRID - The tax rate will be lowered for the New Madrid County R-1 School District residents following action taken recently by the board. The board set a tentative rate of $1.49 per $100 assessed valuation. This is a decrease of 47 cents from last years rate of $2.96. The purchase of 11 copy machines was OK'd. They will replace duplicating machines used by schools in the district.
SIKESTON - Chad Johnson, a Southeast Missouri State University student majoring in health management, conducted a fitness presentation on footwear recently. Johnson provided information on selection of athletic footwear for walking to members of the Scott County Heart Health Coalition's Walking Club at JC Penny.
SIKESTON - Sikeston graduate Mark Russell recently signed a national letter of intent to baseball for Dyersburg State Community College in Dyersburg, Tenn. Attending the signing were: Russell's mother, Debbie; his father, Dan; Dyersburg baseball coach Jamie Frakes and Sikeston American Legion Interim manager Charlie Dye.