SIKESTON - A tentative opening date of Nov. 1 was set for the Missouri Delta Community Hospital, according to a written statement from E.P. Coleman Jr., president of the hospital board.
BLOOMFIELD - Elvis Mooney of Bloomfield was elected grand master of Missouri Masons at the annual meeting of the Grand Lodge in St. Louis. Mooney served as deputy grand master last year.
SIKESTON - Pat Marble, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, Friday bought the first $1 ticket to win an $800 patio deck from ABE Home Center. Selling her the ticket was Richard Hutchinson, president of ABE Home Center. The Kenny Rogers Cerebral Palsy Center will receive all the ticket proceeds.
SIKESTON - Ellen Payne, a maintenance employee at the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores was honored as the fist Hospitality Host of the Quarter. Payne was one of five nominees for the award sponsored by the Sikeston-Miner Convention and Tourism Bureau.
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SIKESTON - Members of the Beta Sigma Phi Upsilon Omega Chapter recently held election of officers to serve during the 1998-99 year. They are: Missy Merideth, corresponding secretary; Joyce Mays, recording secretary; Lisa Leible, president; Trish Weathers, vice president; and Monica Turnbow, treasurer.
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SIKESTON - Cory Galloway, of Dexter participated in the Ducks Unlimited Greenwing Shootout at Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rode grounds on Saturday afternoon. Several youngsters attended the annual event to showcase their skills.
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire hit his 70th homerun of the season off Montreal Expos pitcher Carl Pavano in the seventh inning on Sunday.