SIKESTON - Mrs. Edna Shankle entertained her daughter, Stella Jean, with a surprise birthday party last Friday.
LILBOURN - An open meeting for all persons interested in participating in the local Missouri Community Betterment program will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 18 in the Lilbourn City Hall.
BENTON - The Scott County Commission presented $900 Monday morning during a ceremony at the courthouse in Benton to the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation. The money will not be used for hospital stays, but for doctors' visits, prescriptions to be filled and transportation for medical reasons.
SIKESTON - A 1986 graduate of Sikeston High School, Lisa Lane attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. She has been a child care worker for the Cape Girardeau County Juvenile Division for the past five years. The daughter of Tommy and Jessie Lane of Sikeston also participates in the Big Brother/Big Sister program and is a member of the Southeast Missouri Gang Task Force. Lane will be guest speaker at the Daughters of Sunset anniversary celebration set for March 19.
SIKESTON - "If it wasn't for this dental unit, I don't know what we'd do. I thank God for people like them!" These simple words of gratitude are the feelings of Shirley Perry of Diehlstadt, whose granddaughter, Amanda, has been receiving services from the Elks Mobile Dental Unit since she was in kindergarten. Perry is not alone in her feelings. This is the 31st year the unit has provided dental services to Missouri residents.