SIKESTON - Lt. David E. Blanton has been named legal officer at the Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Va.
SIKESTON - Ralph B. Spencer of Kansas City assumed his new duties with Division No. 10 of the State Highway Department, Monday, as engineer of surveys and plans.
SIKESTON - The United Fund will hold its kickoff Tuesday morning in the Mid-
Towner Restaurant at 7 p.m. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. It was announced this morning by Don Bohannon. The campaign, which has a goal of $38,900, will close Nov. 15.
SIKESTON - The combined efforts of four fire departments were necessary Saturday to extinguish one of the worst fires in the history of Sikeston. Cheatham's Furniture Store, located at 121 N. New Madrid St., was nearly destroyed after a fire of undetermined origin started early Saturday morning. The fire could not have come at a worse time, in that hundreds of people had already lined the streets to witness the Cotton Carnival parade. Because the fire began during the annual event - and at one of the busiest times - the increased activity caused the firemen difficulty when they first arrived at the scene.
CHARLESTON - A 150th birthday party for Mississippi County was conducted Thursday evening in Charleston. Activities for the sesquicentennial celebration will continue through Sunday at Charleston and include living history demonstrations, music and dance.
ESSEX - Who says fans don't have an impact? Certainly, not Richland volleyball coach, Jeanie White. White had a little trouble keeping her girls focused on Thursday's match against the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs. "Sikeston's crowd intimidated them from the start," said White.