SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kern announced the arrival of a son born June 25 at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. The child weighed 7 pounds and 12 ounces and has been named Danny Joe.
SIKESTON - The Women's Society of Christian Service of First Methodist Church met at 11 a.m. Thursday for their monthly meeting at Luber's Restaurant. Special guests were the visiting Girl Scouts from Sweden and their leader, Mrs. Annalisa Haggard.
NEW MADRID - Two correctional officers from the Marion Federal Prison are charged with stealing, authorities stated. They have each posted a $2,000 bond in connection with felony stealing charges. According to New Madrid County Sheriff Jake Rone, officers have recovered 48,900 feet of copper wire. The wire is valued at $7,237.20.
SIKESTON - Two weeks of Lonnie Jones' summer is action packed. He has traveled through Southeast Missouri to visit highway construction, future bridge locations and road and bridge repair sites. These tours, provided by MoDOT divisions, are part of the Educators in Business and Industry Summer 1998 Internship.
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SIKESTON - The Sikeston American Legion suffered a heart-breaking extra inning loss to Chaffee on Friday night at VFW Stadium. With the score tied at 6-6, Sikeston committed three errors in the top of the 10th inning which led to two runs and an 8-6 Chaffee win. "Our defense just flat out lost the games for us, period," said Legion head coach Charlie Dye. "We've got to get these defensive mistakes corrected or we won't last long in the district tournament."