SIKESTON - In celebration of V-E Day, Sikeston stores and other business houses and the public schools are closed today. It was officially declared V.E. Day by President Truman at 8 a.m. "The flags of freedom are flying all over Europe. For this victory we are thankful to God," declared Gen. Eisenhower.
SIKESTON - More than 160 high school pupils from Southeast Missouri competed for ratings in the annual Industrial Arts Fair held Saturday at the Southeast Missouri State College. Those receiving 1 ratings and eligible to enter their work in a statewide contest at the University of Missouri include: architectural drawing, James Brooks and Davis Sloan of Sikeston; mechanical drawing, Larry McMikel of Sikeston and Wayne Omohundro of Hancock; furniture making, Gary Thresher, Gary Wilson and Gaines Witty of East Prairie; and general shop, Ron Kitchen of Bourgon and Howard Pritchett of East Prairie.
PORTAGEVILLE - Recent rains have left area field muddy and are keeping farmers from planting. According to Joe Scott, superintendent of the University of Missouri Delta Center in Portageville, corn planting is nearly complete but recent rains have left some stands under water in Scott County. A small amount of grain sorghum and cotton have been planted, but for the most part, Scott said, rains have brought things to a standstill and it will take several days of dry weather before farmers will be able to return to their fields.
SIKESTON - A proposal to replat property on South Main Street was accepted by the Sikeston City Council Monday evening. The property, owned by Matthews Associates, is located across from the entrance to Wal-Mart where the Phillips 66 station was formerly located. Scott Matthews confirmed that the intent was to develop a two-lot subdivision with the extension of Henning drive to the rear of the property.
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SIKESTON - Those students receiving Kindergarten Good Citizens Awards for April from Sikeston Schools were: Fay Topps, Justina Schrieber, Amy Western, Logan White, Christen Montjoy, Joshua Buell, Deshyia Shannon and Gary Huong.