SIKESTON -- In honor of Valentine's Day, the Standard Democrat is accepting true stories from readers on the topic, "Gifts of Love."
Submitted stories will be eligible for a random drawing, which includes dinner for two. The winner will be announced and submitted stories will be printed in the Wednesday, Feb. 11 edition of the Standard Democrat. Entries may be about anything to do with love --
from a romantic wedding proposal to an act of love by a parent, child, etc. Stories will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 6.
Send stories to: Love Stories 2004, c/o Standard Democrat, 205 S. New Madrid, Sikeston, MO 63801, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a daytime phone number with entries.