SIKESTON - Word was received that a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Tanner this morning at the Dennis Hospital in Toms River, N.J. The baby has been named Charles Sayers Tanner Jr. Mrs. Tanner is the former Mary Jane Sikes.
SIKESTON - David Miller, 26, a cooperative occupational education teacher with the Sikeston Public Schools, has been hired as coordinator of the Sikeston Summer Recreational Program. Miller's appointment was announced at a Monday afternoon meeting of the recreation committee at the city administration building.
SIKESTON - Winners were chosen Wednesday night in the local division of the 23rd Optimist International Oratorical Contest at the First United Methodist Church. Five girls and four boys, ages 13-16, delivered speeches on "Destiny" - Choice, Not Chance." The winners will compete in zone oratory March 3.
CHARLESTON - State Rep. Dennis Ziegenhorn presented good citizenship awards at a tea Saturday at the Mississippi County Historical Society Home. Winners were: Carol Dirnberger, Janis Dirnberger, Terry W. Manes, Terry Manes, Linda Manes, Cheryl L. Klueppel, Angela Klueppel and Charles Klueppel.
SIKESTON - The congregation at the First Baptist Church, located at 1101 N. Main St., approved a proposal Sunday for a 16,900-square-foot addition and a fund-raising campaign to bring in the needed $980,117 for the project.
BELL CITY - Scott Kruse and the Bell City Cubs ended out the regular season with 12 wins and 12 losses, falling to the Scott Central Braves on Tuesday night, 90-77.