SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Russell Deschamp of Sikeston are parents of a baby boy.
SIKESTON - Construction will begin immediately on a new Wal-Mart Store, east of the Midtowner Village Shopping Center.
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NEW MADRID - Final preparations are under way for the seventh annual American Legion Fall Festival.
SIKESTON - Those who purchase goods with food stamps or with Women, Infants and Children's (WIC) coupons will no longer have to pay sales tax in Missouri.
JEFFERSON CITY - Two Southeast Missouri high school administrators and a college educator have been chosen to serve as leaders for specialized training to school administrators. Selected to serve were Supt. Dr. Sam McGowen and Principal Ray Dowdy of the Dexter R-2 School District.
SIKESTON - The boulevard at the Sikeston Business and Technology Park has a name. Mayor Alan Keenan has confirmed City Council approval of Rose Parkway as the name of the first permanent street in the park, in honor of Hugh and Mary Rose. The Rose family owned the farm where the park is being developed.
SIKESTON - Overcoming a case of butterflies, Pat Danels took to the stage at the Holiday Inn in Cape Girardeau on Aug. 10, to win Top Adult Female Vocalist in the Star Search competition. For her winning rendition of Kathy Mattea's "Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses," Danels received a recording contract for $1,200 from the Big Mama Recording Studio in Seymour, Tenn.
CHARLESTON - Former Governor Warren Hearnes has been selected to receive one of several Missouri Bar President's Awards which will be presented at the President's Recognition Dinner on Sept. 17.
SIKESTON - Two local residents retired Sept. 1 with 75 years of combined experience with the Missouri Department of Transportation's Southeast District office in Sikeston. Don Northcutt and Don Stinson are retiring with 38 years and 37 years of service respectively.