SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lane entertained with a party in honor of their second wedding anniversary Dec. 28. Eight couples were present.
SIKESTON - Arden Ellise Sr. of Sikeston was recently discharged from the U.S. Navy where he served during the World War.
SIKESTON - Jerry Wilson, 517 Coleman, has been selected as the Daily Standard advertising manager, Publisher C.L. Blanton Jr. announced today.
LILBOURN - James Crumley, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Huey Crumley of Marston, senior in the Lilbourn High School, has been declared winner of the County American Legion Oratorical Contest, according to Owen J. Taul, chairman.
SIKESTON - Set crew personnel and lighting technicians for the Sikeston Little Theatre production "Godspell" have been making final preparations. The two-
set musical will open Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Chaney-Harris Cultural Center.
SIKESTON - Several Sikeston merchants have scheduled a meeting for all retail merchants and landlords to discuss how to improve the retail shopping climate of Sikeston. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. at the City Municipal Building.
CHARLESTON - Contracts for construction of the tugboat "Dorena" and the barge, "The Hickman" - Mississippi County's ferry - have been executed and call for a June 1 completion date. Ron Crenshaw, chairman of the Port Authority, said the notices to proceed with construction were issued Dec. 30 after final review of insurance certificates and other documents were completed.
NEW MADRID - Nancy Pardon of Portageville, who was appointed public administrator of New Madrid County by Gov. Mel Carnahan in December, was officially sworn in by County Clerk Jim Farrenburg on Wednesday.