SIKESTON - Mrs. Sayers Tanner was given a surprise luncheon at her home Wednesday by members of her book club in celebration of her birthday.
BLOOMFIELD - Over 700 Masons and Eastern Stars from District 50 assembled at the Bloomfield High School gymnasium Saturday night to honor Elvis A. Mooney, newly elected grand master of the Grand Lodge of Missouri.
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SIKESTON - Members of the Junior Women's Club prepared gift bags for servicemen in Vietnam last week. Club members include: Mrs. Floyd Presley, Mrs. Tim Gardner, Janice Alsup, Mrs. Buddy Dock, Mrs. Ralph Tidwell, Mrs. Larry Boyer, Mrs. Jerry Koch, Linda Johnson and Mrs. Ted A. Elliott.
SIKESTON - Ashley O'Guinn, 4, raced to the finish line in the pumpkin toss during Halloween festivities at Garden Lane Nursery Saturday afternoon. Approximately 80 children ages 2-7 participated in the contest in three different age categories. Eight- and 9-year-olds participated in a pumpkin decorating contest.
SIKESTON - Nancy Dillard knows just what to do when it comes to gaining her young student's full attention. It is all about making the child a party of the story being read to him, the kindergarten teacher explains.
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SIKESTON - Tara Barnett was named the 1998 Sikeston Senior High School Homecoming Queen Friday night. Barnett was crowned during the dance after the game. She was presented with roses from student body president Adrain Barnhill.
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NEW MADRID - Residents and employees of the Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid raised nearly $800 on Oct. 2 for the Alzheimer's Association 1998 Memory Walk.