SIKESTON - Sally Sikes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Sikes, celebrated her fifth birthday Sunday when a group of neighborhood children gathered at her home.
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PORTAGEVILLE - Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Eftink of Portageville are parents of a daughter born Friday morning at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
NEW MADRID - In a special meeting Monday afternoon the city council passed two ordinances calling for special bond elections in connection with the Noranda Aluminum Inc. industrial complex.
SIKESTON - Reading is important for mental growth and the Sikeston Public Library has been assisting in the effort for the past 50 years. In celebration of the library's birthday, several events have been conducted for youngsters, throughout the week. Alice Jackson, librarian, gave Justin Hale a cupcake and ice cream during a party to celebrate the 50th birthday. The child is one of 29 who attended the Story Hour event Monday. Helpers for the day were Linda Norton, Alex Norton, David Norton and Jennifer Idleman.
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SIKESTON - Louise Loveless of Vanduser was the winner of the $100 Daily Standard Shopping Spree at Food Giant. Presenting the check were Jeff Porter, advertising salesman of the The Daily Standard, and Jim Blue, night manager of the store.
BOONEVILLE - With a little drizzle standing in their way, the Bambino Little League Baseball 11-12 year old Missouri State Champions, Sikeston Bulldogs, took care of business Saturday with a Regional Tournament victory destroying Grand Forks, N.D., 13-1 in four innings.