SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Oscar James of Sikeston are parents of a baby girl born yesterday.
BERTRAND - Mr. and Mrs. Ira Cranick of Bertrand are parents of a baby boy.
SIKESTON - Jake C. Patterson, 22, a member of the auxiliary police seven months, was appointed as a patrolman.
SIKESTON - Welders are constructing a new water reservoir on the north side of East Malone near the American Legion ball park.
SIKESTON - Many local schools are celebrating the bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution this week. Southwest Elementary School observed the bicentennial with a flag ceremony and a reading of the document's Preamble. About 400 first through fifth grade students attended the event at 9:30 Wednesday morning.
SIKESTON - In conjunction with Emergency Medical Services Week, Missouri Delta Medical Center is presenting programs to local elementary schools. Presented to children in kindergarten through second grade, the program shows them what to expect if the should ever need to go to an emergency room. A member of the audience is brought to the hospital in a make-believe ambulance and is examined by the nurse and doctor. Then an x-ray is taken and the "patient" is given a cast.
BENTON - An estimated 18.1 percent of residents of New Madrid and Mississippi counties, 16.1 percent in Stoddard County and 13.9 percent of the Scott County residents have trouble reading and writing. A reading program will be funded through a $50,000 grant given to the Scott County R-4 School District for grades K-12 to help make sure today's young people know how to read and write beyond the basics.
SIKESTON - Bill Jobe of Sikeston was the winner of a Remington, 12 gauge shotgun in the Amvets recent drawing. Jobe was presented the gun by Gerald Rogers of Amvets Post 149.