SIKESTON - Wink Hoover, son of Mr. and Mrs. Winston Hoover, celebrated his sixth birthday Friday afternoon with a party at the Sikeston Country Club.
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SIKESTON - Dr. William Critchlow, a native of Matthews, has announced the opening of his offices Aug. 5 in the quarters of the Stallcup Building, formerly occupied by Dr. A.D. Martin.
SIKESTON - The Daily Standard's Calendar Girl for August is Diana Doylene Chism. Miss Chism is the 18-year-old daughter of Mrs. Cuma Chism of 105 Leacher Drive. She is a 1968 graduate of Sikeston High School and plans to attend Harding College in Searcy, Ark., this fall.
MINER - Miner's volunteer fire department fought a two-story blaze late last night. Firefighters were on the scene until early this morning. Fire Chief Jerry Dockins said the fire at the Betty Nall home, 721 David Lane, may have started from poor electrical wiring in the house's partial basement. The structure was destroyed, Dockins said. There were no injuries.
SIKESTON - Brittany and Brooke McDonald will be busy during the coming weeks as the pair head off to pageant contests. Brooke leaves Thursday for Miami, Fla., and the Miss Teen All American pageant. Brittany will journey Friday to Shreveport, La., to compete for the Miss Teen USA title.
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SIKESTON - What would you do with $7,800? Homer and Dianne Jackson didn't have to think twice. The grant, made possible through the Missouri Arts Council's Minority Arts Program will help to finance the Neighborhood/Community Enrichment Program, formerly known as Arts in Every Household.