SIKESTON - Miss Electa Shankle, daughter of Mrs. Edna Shankle of Sikeston, was sworn into the SPARS, a women's organization of the Coast Guard, and was given the rating of apprenticed seaman.
BLOOMFIELD - The Bernie Mules are the new champions and representatives to the state tournament from the Class M regional at Bloomfield. The Mules trounced the Fisk crew Saturday night 109-74 for the title.
SIKESTON - Honor Band from area schools for seventh through ninth grades was chosen after tryouts held Saturday. The band consists of students fro the Oak Ridge, Jackson and Cape Girardeau school area to the Sikeston and Charleston school area. Members will participate in a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Chaffee High School gymnasium. Band members include: Lorenzo Ware, Dwyane Coleman, Jean Fulton, Tonya Taylor, Leann Elliott, Larra Miller, Loris Davis, Patti Muench, Bill Ed Huff, Kelley Walters, Leslie Tidwell, Brian Appleton, Becky Carter, Beth Mitchell and Mike Chouinard.
NEW MADRID - The commander-in-chief of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans, a national group dedicated to the preservation of the memory of those who fought and died and those who survived the Civil War, will be guest speaker at a public dinner meeting. Robert L. Hawkins III of Jefferson City will speak at the March 5 meeting of the Col. A.C. Riley Camp of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans in New Madrid.
SIKESTON - The Standard Democrat Calendar Girl for March is Angela Blissett. The daughter of Michael and Leisa Blissett of Sikeston was the fourth runner-up in the Miss Sikeston Contest.