SIKESTON - A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Edgar DeRoush Friday at Sikeston General Hospital. A daughter was also born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lepschenske Thursday.
SIKESTON - David E. Blanton, Scott County prosecuting attorney, has been commissioned a lieutenant, junior grade, in the Navy and ordered to report the first of next week for training as a deck officer at one of the Eastern Colleges.
DEXTER - Deanna Akers of Dexter was one of two Missouri girls who won clothing and cooking honors today at the National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago.
SIKESTON - City street division employees were busy fighting cold weather and wet conditions to knock down a beaver dam built under a bridge on Ables Road just east of the Ables Road and Ingram Road intersection.
SIKESTON - Organizers of the 14th Annual Sikeston Community Christmas Campaign say they are still looking for donations of money, food and new clothing. Two hundred fifty area residents will receive Christmas baskets on Dec. 17. Without these baskets, their holidays would be dismal. * * *
SIKESTON - Drivers beware. the Missouri State Highway Patrol is putting forth a concentrated effort to catch speeders and drunk drivers this holiday season.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Wal-Mart Store is going to donate a portion of what customers spend from 7 to 10 a.m. Friday to the Sikeston Make-A-Wish Foundation. Wal-Mart is calling this fund-raiser, "'Tis the Morning to be Sharing." This is the biggest shopping day of the year for Wal-Mart, which donated $2,000 to the Children's Home.