SIKESTON - Jack Frost in Sikeston this morning was termed "heavy enough to track a rabbit" as the temperature dropped to 26 degrees.
SIKESTON - Mrs. Homer Stallings entertained with a theater party for her daughter, Jean Ann, who that day celebrated her birthday.
COLUMBIA - Miss Katie Blanton, Kappa Kappa Gamma attendant to the University of Missouri Homecoming Queen Miss Geneva Sugarbaker of Jefferson City, took her place on the platform on the football field for the queen crowning before a crowd of 50,200 fans between halves of the Missouri and Kansas State football game Saturday in Columbia. Miss Blanton is the daughter of David E. Blanton of Sikeston.
CHARLESTON - Veterans were honored Wednesday in a ceremony at the War Memorial at the Charleston Courthouse. Congressman Bill Emerson delivered the address and after the ceremony, spoke with veterans. Bands from Charleston and East Prairie performed.
SIKESTON - The 100 Black Men Rally will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lighthouse Outreach Ministries. Several speakers, music, entertainment and refreshments are on the agenda. At 1 p.m. a ceremony will mark the unveiling and dedication of the community mural at Roberta Rowe Park.
NEW MADRID - The Pil Sung Martial Arts Institute of New Madrid has presented the first Outstanding Student Award to Amelia Patterson of New Madrid.
SIKESTON - Local author Jeannie S. Williams, whose personal story is featured in "Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul," will autograph copies of the book from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at The Rising Son Book Store.