SIKESTON - Gary Phillip Weeks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Weeks, celebrated his second birthday Thursday afternoon with a party at his home.
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SIKESTON - Ben Bowman, Edward Matthews and Joe McCord will be students at Westminster College in Fulton this year.
SIKESTON - Steel beams have been set in place on the roof of the Sikeston High School Field House, but about two weeks of welding joints must be completed before the plastic overlay roofing material can be applied, according to Lynn Twitty, superintendent of schools.
HAYWARD - Gary Tucker says that Delta Center Field Days have made him a better farmer. Members of six local fire and rescue departments displayed farm techniques at the Delta Center Field Day Wednesday. Volunteer firemen "rescued" a dummy that was pinned beneath an overturned tractor.
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SIKESTON - The eighth Daily Standard out of town correspondent has been added. The latest once-a-week columnist is John Launius of Morehouse. Launius and his wife, Michi, have three children, Lora, 12; Wendy, 8; and John, 5.
KEWANEE - Ruth Dillender of Bertrand was officially sworn in as postmaster at Kewanee on Aug. 12. She was sworn into office by Larry R. Minniear of Poplar Bluff, manager of post office operations. Dillender has 17 years experience with the postal service. A native of Sikeston, she is the daughter of Mrs. J.D. McClung and the late J.D. McClung.
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SIKESTON - Ernie Moxey, R.Ph., of The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, located at 613 S. Main St. in Sikeston, has received the 1997 Community Service Award from the Medicine Shoppe International Inc. in recognition of providing healthcare screenings and wellness programs for consumers.