SIKESTON - Soloists for the Central College Chorus production last Sunday of "The Messiah" included Gwendolyn Kirk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Kirk of Sikeston.
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Bud Schrader Friday morning at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. The child has been named Eddie Ray.
SIKESTON - With just one month of operation under its belt since the recent change in ownership, Sikeston Ceramics Incorporated experienced a 12 percent increase in production. The highest in the firm's history, according to Harold Roman, co-owner of the firm.
SIKESTON - The United Way collections topped 100 percent Wednesday afternoon on the fund-raising drive. Jim Baker, chairman of United Way, said that the United Way has collected $43,484.84. This is 8 percent more than their target of $40,250. The funds collected will be distributed between several local organizations.
SIKESTON - Over 100 children from Kids Beat, a Lilbourn program for high-risk children, marveled at the Christmas lights throughout Sikeston. The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the children on their City of Lights tour Tuesday night. Santa appeared at the Depot to ask the children's Christmas wishes as well as hand out a number of treats.
HAYTI - The best way to go into the Christmas break is with a win, which is exactly what the Sikeston girls basketball team did Monday. The Lady Bulldogs moved to the .500 mark with their 75-25 clobbering of Hayti. "The girls came out really enthusiastic and ready to play," Sikeston coach Barbara Ice said.