SIKESTON - Little John Robinson, 5-year-old son of Don Robinson, head of the Robinson Flying School, is happy again, after a night and half a day of misery. For weeks, his parents had been trying to find where they could buy a Shetland pony for their son. Finally, they found one and it was delivered last Saturday.
DEXTER - The board of directors of the Dexter Memorial Hospital last week received notice from the hospital architects that bids should be rescheduled because certain federal regulations haven't been sent to them.
20 years ago
Nov. 20, 1986
VANDUSER - In some ways, the town of Vanduser has prospered since its terrifying tornado six months ago. This rural farming community has been rebuilt, cleared of the twisted and mangled from a war-zone-like landscape. Doubts for Vanduser's future seemed overwhelming in May, with one dead, 15 to 20 homes obliterated and much of the town's economic base crushed. Today, the cafe is back, the cotton gin has returned and Cargill Inc. has replaced its bent grain bins with a storage facility.
SIKESTON - Many know her as the Thanksgiving Day lady and that's fine with Beverly Baker. For the fifth year in a row she will give up her own Thanksgiving dinner so others can enjoy theirs. Baker shops, prepares, cooks and serves a meal fit for a king. And to her, the seniors she cooks for, those who would not eat or otherwise not have Thanksgiving dinner or eat alone, are indeed royalty.
SIKESTON - Four residents will be honored by the Progressive Homemakers Club and the Daughters of Sunset during their 12th Annual Recognition Program Dec. 7. Honored will be: The Rev. Rickey M. Anderson, Michael Kellar Harris Sr., Ronald Williams Sr. and Margaret Ann Wiggins.