WASHINGTON, D.C. - Marine Staff Sgt. John W. Dover of Sikeston, who will be remembered for his fine work in the music departments at Sikeston High School, is continuing his musical career successfully in the Marine Corps. A band leader of a Third Major Division Band at Guam during the later part of Wold War II, he recently completed an advanced band leaders course of instruction at the Navy School of Music in Washington, D.C.
SIKESTON - City council members and board of education representatives discussed the possibility of working jointly for the establishment of a 775-seat auditorium following the regular meeting of the city council Tuesday night at the city administration building. A tentative cost analysis of the building was included in the discussion and a tax levy of 29 cents to retire 20-year general obligation bonds was mentioned as the means of financing.
SIKESTON - Welcoming in the new year at Missouri Delta Medical Center was Lashonda Reacha Mixon. She was being held by her mother, Stephanie Mixon of Howardville. The first baby born in the new year at the Sikeston hospital arrived at 12:34 a.m. New Year's Day.
SIKESTON - The first babies of the year arrived in Sikeston within two minutes of each other on Jan. 1, 1998. Mairah Kasey and Mikayla Yvonne Smith were born at 9:06 and 9:08 a.m., respectively, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Mom, Jeannie, and dad, John, and the babies are all doing just fine. Dr. David Carr attended the birth of the girls, and Dr. Kevin Blanton is their first doctor.