SIKESTON - Jack Bowman and John Kendig of Sikeston were awarded Eagle Scout awards last night during a Court of Honor.
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gardner announce the arrival of a son born Tuesday morning at Saint Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He has been named George William.
SIKESTON - The largest attendance on record at a member's meeting of Missouri Bankers Association held Wednesday was 847, with bankers converging at the Holiday Inn, American Legion and the Armory.
NEW MADRID - Work has begun on the observation deck to be built overlooking the Mississippi River at New Madrid. Crews from Huffman Inc. of Poplar Bluff drove the piles into place earlier and have been working on the footings for the deck. The project is being funded through a grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Water Conservation Fund through the National Park Service.
SIKESTON - Dr. Anthony G. Poole and Dr. Max A. Heeb of Sikeston will be guest speakers for the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce general membership luncheon Thursday. The event will be held at noon at Fisherman's Net.
SIKESTON - On Sept. 6, Brittany McDonald, the daughter of Pat and Duke McDonald, stepped out of her role as the typical teenager into the spotlight to win the crown of Miss Teen Missouri from a field of 34 contestants from across the state. Along with the title, McDonald won prizes and a scholarship to the college of her choice, with more than $15,000.
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Lady Blue Jays of Charleston claimed their sixth straight district championship, finishing up with 18 points on Saturday. Dexter came a very close second with 16 1/2 points giving Charleston a fight for the title.
SIKESTON - A collection of jewelry donated by the late Welton and Louise O'Bannon will be auctioned off at the 1997 Hospital Ball to benefit the radiology department.