SIKESTON - Mrs. Gene Aufdenberg gave a surprise party for her daughter, Lucy Jo, Monday evening. The guests were these members of the Friendly Girls Club: Shirley Ann Brown, Jane Nix, Mary Ann Hitchcock, Joan Bishop, Marilyn Yoffee, Mary Ann Tomerlin, Margaret Ann Thrower, Phyllis Ann Garner and Laurene Fowler.
CAMP ROBINSON, Ark. - Sgt. Elmer Matthews of Company K, who sustained a leg fracture when home on furlough recently in an automobile accident, is recovering nicely.
SIKESTON - William Carl Griffin of Redondo Beach, Calif., a former resident of Sikeston, is now attending State Polytechnic College in San Luis O'bispo, Calif., where he is majoring in electronics.
BLOOMFIELD - A county assessor will be elected for the first time Tuesday by Stoddard County residents in what is predicted to be a light vote turnout for the special election. Seeking the position are Democrat Wayne Millington of Dexter and Republican V.M. Watkins of Bloomfield.
SIKESTON - Tap dancing to the music of "One of the Boys" were Michelle Moll, Kristi Hadder, Megan Boyer and Lucy Mitchell in the recent Patti and Gerrie Ann Simmons Dancers annual recital.
SIKESTON - Jamie Gooch's running philosophy is "Stay tough and finish strong." The Sikeston sophomore cross-country runner and other runners are ready for postseason competition Saturday in the Class 4A regional meet at Jefferson Barracks Park in St. Louis.