SIKESTON - The Legion of Merit, one of the highest decorations of the military, was awarded to Col. Charles Lyle Malone, of Sikeston, who is now a patient at the Army Navy Hospital in Hot Springs, Ark.
SIKESTON - A bid was accepted yesterday by the city council in a special meeting for paving of Indiana Street to Norval to Reuben. The W.S. McMullin Construction Company bid $2.60 per foot to pave the street with asphalt.
BENTON - The fish delivery to Scott County farm pond owners will be made Monday by the Missouri Conservation Commission fish hatchery truck. Farmers who have ordered fish, should be a the post office with large containers to hold water, such as old 10-gallon milk cans or barrels at noon.
EAST PRAIRIE - The walls are going up on a new multi-purpose room at the East Prairie High School. The building will be used as a cafeteria as well as for physical education purposes. Also, it will include three classrooms, utility and storage area and a concession area for football and track events.
SIKESTON - Helen Howle and Charles Shuppert presented a program at the Sikeston Arts League on how to make and decorate a grapevine wreath.
CHARLESTON - Craig Karnes is the new Drug Abuse Resistance Education officer for Mississippi County.
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SIKESTON - This week is Sikeston's Red Ribbon Week. The Sikeston community and Sikeston Public Schools are joining efforts and asking youths to think twice about taking drugs and urging them to avoid dangerous situations.