SIKESTON - Wallace C. Henry of St. Louis, recently named manager of the E.C. Robinson Lumber Co. in Sikeston, assumed his new duties Monday. He succeeds Robert Guthrie, who resigned.
SIKESTON - Two school directors will be elected tomorrow for three-year terms in the annual Sikeston R-6 district voting. Four men are seeking the positions - Lee Austin Bowman, the Rev. C.D. Butler, Dr. A.D. Martin and Dr. Wendell Weathers.
SIKESTON - City Clerk John Vaughn predicted today that 1,372 persons will cast votes at eight polling places. There are 7,351 registered voters in the city. Voting will be from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
SIKESTON - In the discussion of the suspension of the girls basketball program for two years, Supt. Dr. Sam Harbin noted that during those years the board will monitor interest in the program. It, in two years, interest is expressed in the program, it will be eligible for reinstatement.
NEW MADRID - A proclamation declaring Friday as Museum Day in New Madrid was signed by New Madrid Mayor Dick Phillips recently. Noting the New Madrid Historical Museum efforts in the community, the proclamation cites the museum's service to the community and urges citizens to support their efforts.
SIKESTON - National Guard soldiers from five Southeast Missouri communities are answering a call for help from Panama to build a road through heavy jungle to a tiny Indian village that is almost cut off from the world. Approximately 240 soldiers of the 1140th Engineer Battalion from Charleston, Sikeston, Portageville, Farmington and Fredericktown, along with a command cell from the 135th Combat Engineer Group of Cape Girardeau, will be deployed for two weeks.