SIKESTON - Dr. and Mrs. W.A. Anthony went to St. Louis, where Mrs. Anthony entered Barnes Hospital for an operation that will probably be performed today.
SIKESTON - Helen Vera Dudley, Marietta Bloomfield and Betty Jo Gross entertained with a dance at the Armory Friday night after the football game.
SIKESTON - Due to cool weather, the annual Cotton Top Contest was held at the American Legion Hall. Jimmy Cox was selected as Mr. Cotton Top while Cindy Russom was crowned Miss Cotton Top.
NEW MADRID - Miss American Legion was selected Saturday evening, concluding the week-long Fall Festival at New Madrid. Kristi Lewis, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Joe Lewis of Lilbourn, earned the title. First runner-up was Rhonda Isbell of Malden. Second runner-up was Shannon Allred, third runner-up was Darla Simms and fourth runner-up was Christy Redden.
SIKESTON - Clean-up efforts began Saturday night at the conclusion of the 43rd Annual Cotton Carnival. "It was a huge success," said Carnival Chairman Gerald Inman. "The carnival turned in a little more profit than last year by about $800."
SIKESTON - Lindi Prindle of Oran was crowned the Cotton Carnival Queen Saturday to conclude the 53rd Annual Sikeston celebration. Jennifer Howell was first runner-up and Niki Hoover was second runner-up.
PORTAGEVILLE - It was certainly homecoming night for the Bulldogs of Portageville who were without their head coach Kevin Freeman due to a controversial call in last week's game against Corning, Ark. Saturday night's game saw an impressive second half as Portageville howled over the Chaffee Red Devils 36-6 to win their third straight game of the season.
BENTON - An anniversary party was held Aug. 31 at Unity Baptist Church to honor Harold and Verla Wooldridge in celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Wooldridge were married Sept. 4, 1937, in Cape Girardeau by the Rev. B.J. Patrick.