SIKESTON - F.H. Smith today announced that he will be a candidate in the office of city police judge. Joe Mathis also announced his candidacy for re-
election to the office of city collector in the Sikeston city election to be held April 6.
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McCollum moved Monday to Sikeston from Maplewood. Mrs. McCollum is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Malcolm and is associated with the Sun Service Station on Highway 60 West.
SIKESTON - Gov. Warren E. Hearnes will be the special guest at an appreciation dinner for business and industry in Sikeston at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16.
SIKESTON - Robert C. Henzi, manager of Anchor Toy Corporation, presented a check for $39,500 for a deed to the plant's facilities in Sikeston. Mayor Kendall Sikes accepted the check and handed over the deed.
SIKESTON - Rich's Jewelry at the Kingsway Mall in Sikeston was destroyed by fire early this morning. The cause of the fire has not been determined, according to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. Sprinklers are credited with keeping the fire from spreading.
CHARLESTON - Mild winter weather has enabled work to progress rapidly on the new Mississippi County Jail. In January, the cell pods, self-contained units for prisoners, arrived. When complete, 80 inmates will be housed in the new facility. The new jail is being built by Brown Construction Co.