SIKESTON - Mrs. Hubert entertained a group of children at a party at her home Thursday afternoon in honor of her son, Billy's fourth birthday anniversary. The guests were: Kay Boisaubin, Marilyn Lewis, Billy Armstrong, John Allard Watts, Merlin Anderson, Jo Ann Goetz, Tony Heckemeyer, Robert McAfee, Bobby Now and Robert Harwell.
ORAN - A daughter was born Friday night at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Phillips of Oran. She weighed 7 pounds and 13 ounces.
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County R-1 School District will host an invitational quiz bowl Nov. 12 and 13 at the New Madrid County Central High School East Campus. The public is invited to attend the games which will start at 4 p.m. Nov. 12.
CHARLESTON - By a landslide margin, Larry Turley claimed victory in the Mississippi County sheriff's race Tuesday. Overall, the vote was the county's heaviest election turnout in more than a decade. Turley recorded 4,751 votes against 823 that went to Republican Roger Paul Crites. Turley swept all 11 of the county's precincts.
NEW MADRID - Voters in New Madrid County turned out in overwhelming numbers to cast their ballots in Tuesday's election. Two local races were decided with voters choosing to keep the incumbents. Jake Rone easily defeated former sheriff Walter Ivy by a vote of 5,190 to 2,957. Also winning was First District Commissioner Jim Cravens, who defeated challenger Jesse Bartlett. Cravens received 2,845 votes to 1,372 votes for his opponent.