SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Omer Sutton of Tanner are the parents of a boy. Mr. and Mrs. Reddia Hillis of Lilbourn are parents of a son. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Smith of Sikeston are parents of a boy.
SIKESTON - Rickki Leslie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Leslie, was honored with a birthday matinee party. He celebrated his eighth birthday.
BERTRAND - Pvt. Thomas Glen Naile, 22, drowned in the China Sea Saturday. He was serving in Vietnam.
CARUTHERSVILLE - The U.S. Coast Guard Wednesday gave final approval for the Mississippi River bridge at Caruthersville, resolving a long dispute over bridge design and clearances.
SIKESTON - Plans for the Winter Princess Pageants, sponsored by the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce, are being finalized. New format ideas for most of the contests are the main focus of the contest committee. The new ideas are being initiated in the Junior Miss Winter Princess pageants. There will also be a contest held for younger children - both boys and girls.
SIKESTON - Three employees of the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department of Sikeston donated $942 to the Sikeston United Way Friday. The effort is part of the Missouri State Employee Combined Charitable Campaign being conducted by the department. David Dolan, United Way Chairman, thanked the employees for their contribution.
SIKESTON - An articulation agreement between the Sikeston Area Vocational Technical School and Three Rivers Community College has been signed. Signing the agreement at the Sikeston Board of Education Officer were Arnold Bell, Sikeston R-6 superintendent and Dr. John Cooper, president of Three Rivers Community College.
DEXTER - Sarah Watkins, daughter of Stephen and Susan Watkins of Dexter, was crowned 1998 Miss Missouri Outdoors Oct. 25 in Steelville. Her duties for the year will include the promotion of tourism in Missouri, focusing on Missouri's scenic waterways, campgrounds and conservation.