SIKESTON - Hospital notes: Mrs. Harry Pratt entered the hospital Friday and a daughter was born on Saturday.
BENTON - Aubrey Michael, county collector of Scott County, was elected as vice president of the Missouri County Collectors Association at a joint meeting of the Collectors and Treasurers held in Jefferson City. Michael has been tax collector for Scott County for the past six years.
SIKESTON - Heritage House celebrated its annual St. Patrick's Day party Friday night with the crowning of the new St. Patrick King. Chosen as the new king was Herman Hughes. Marion Thompson, Sikeston city councilman, was present to crown the royalty.
SIKESTON - The James Bayou Cookers of East Prairie have donated $500 to the Kenny Rogers CP Center, designated for the purchasing of a Play School gym. Beth Choate from the Center's board of directors accepted the contribution from Teddy Bennett, who heads the group of "celebrated" chefs, whose membership include David Brewer, Harold Lemons, Drucella Burton, Alfreda Miller, Sidney Drummond and Jim Robinson. The James Bayou Cookers have agreed to put on a "catfish feed" for the benefit of the Kenny Rogers Cerebral Palsy Center next year.
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SIKESTON - It takes a lot of creative talent to make 75 story book characters come to life on a 40-foot wall. Luckily, Sikeston has Del Harbin. The artist has spent countless hours painting a story book mural in the children's section of the Sikeston Public Library.