SIKESTON - Mrs. W.L. Berst, for 23 years a missionary in China and recently a prisoner of the Japanese, returned to this country on the Gripsholm. She will speak at the evening services of the Methodist Church here at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. She will tell of her experiences in war-torn China.
SIKESTON - Sikeston High School commencement speakers will be Lynne Murchison, Cheri Pasaka, Terry V. Johnson and Sherry Topp.
SIKESTON - Todd Cates, 14, of Charleston, has been selected as Newspaper Carrier of the Month. Todd, the son of Carl and LaDonna Cates of Charleston, has been delivering The Daily Standard in Charleston for the past two and a half years.
SIKESTON - Good Citizenship Awards were presented to students in the afternoon classes at the Kindergarten Center: Hailey Kneezle, Mitchell Freeman, Lindley Duncan, Jessica LaCroy and Octavia Hudson.
MATTHEWS - With over 110 people in attendance, several women were honored during the May 6 Mother-Daughter Banquet conducted at Sells Rest Home. Honored as the woman with the most children was Dottie Tackett. Ethel Dutton, who is 100, was named the oldest mother. Each received a rose. Irene Smith was selected Ms. Sells Rest Home during the evening. Members of her court are: Dottie Tackett, first runner-up; Vina Haynes, second runner-up; Mary Atchley, third runner-up; and Genevieve Sweet, fourth runner-up. Ann Kaiser was the winner of a donated crocheted doll made by Ruby Freeman. As part of National Nursing Home Week, children from the Howardville Head Start program entertained residents of Sells Nursing Home.