NEW MADRID - Farm Security Administration has taken steps which will lead to the sale of the LaForge Farm Project to the tenants. The project is located in New Madrid County.
SIKESTON - William Joseph Bean won two awards at the high school honors assembly Friday. He received the Charles L. Blanton Sr. Journalism Award and was recognized for the best editorial written by a journalism student. He is a part-time employee o the Standard's editorial staff.
KENNETT - A total of 131 students were entered in the 22nd Annual Sew With Cotton program conducted recently at Kennett High School. Area winners include Kelly Fowler of Chaffee; Lisa Frankler, Virginia Blissett and Gail Todt of Oran; and Kay Worley, Molley Derryberry, Debbie Huey, Paula Douglas and Chantel Field of Dexter.
EAST PRAIRIE - Personal ties from the past brought a generous gift to the present and the future will reap the benefits. The gift - a deed for the former McMikle Funeral Home in East Prairie - was signed Tuesday by Elgin and Sue McMikle. The benefactors are the Missouri Baptist Children's Home and future generations of young people who will find a haven and guidance toward a better life.
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CHARLESTON - Valedictorian and salutatorian at Charleston High School were announced at the school's graduation exercises. The valedictorian for the 1992 graduating class is L.G. Black, son of Lanie and Ann Black. He has received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. Taking salutatorian honors was Jenifer Ponder, daughter of Rudy and Mary Susan Ponder, who will attend Northeast Missouri State University at Kirksville.