SIKESTON - Housewives were advised today by the Office of Price Administration to retain War Ration Book No. 4, now used only to obtain sugar.
MALDEN - Ronnie Borders was installed as president of the Malden Jaycees at ceremonies Monday night in Woody's Cafe.
SIKESTON - Ben Bryant, age 8, the son of Terry and Sharon Bryant of Sikeston, captured the State Champion Award at the Elks National Free Throw Hoop Shot competition conducted in Columbia. The state competition was held Saturday. Bryant, sponsored by the local Elks Club No. 2319, was eligible to compete after winning local competition. He competed on the state level against seven others in the age 8 and 9 category and made 22 out of 25 shots. Bryant will now go to the regional finals on March 8 in Martin, Tenn.
COLUMBIA - Saturday's final round of the Class 3A state wrestling tournament at the University of Missouri-Columbia Hearnes Center proved a little disappointing for the team from Sikeston High School, as only two of the four qualifiers finished in the top five of their weight division. Sikeston's four qualifiers, Jason Pearson, Nathan Askew, Kenneth Hodgkiss and Bill Chouinard, collected enough points to give Sikeston a 19th place finish, while Hodgkiss and Askew finished fifth and fourth in their respective weight classes.
SIKESTON - Sikeston Public Schools will start a GED class at the Prince of Peace Mission, 924 Lora, with enrollment slated for 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Wednesday. These classes are free to the students and will allow them to work toward a GED, improve reading and other basic skills.
SIKESTON - The Silk Tree Factory in the River Birch Mall conducted a mock wedding to show how big or small a wedding can be and still maintain elegance.