(Tim Jaynes, Staff)
A Sikeston landmark, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post at 709 Smith St., was destroyed by a fire which began around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety called in all personnel to battle the blaze and was assisted by Morehouse Fire Department, which covered the local fire stations. The cause of the blaze is unknown at this time however the state fire marshal was reportedly notified and will begin an investigation today. No injuries were reported. Further information was not available from the Department of Public Safety at press time.