DEXTER - A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Miller of Dexter Sunday at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
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SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Holloman of Sikeston are parents of a son born today.
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MATTHEWS - Mr. and Mrs. E. Hendrix of Matthews are the parents of a son born yesterday.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston police received several vandalism reports last night, but it was not especially bad for a Halloween night, Police Chief Arthur Bruce said.
SIKESTON - Nancy Bullard and John Mitchell will represent Sikeston at the MSHSAA Class 4A Sectional Cross Country Championship Saturday at Jefferson Barracks Park in St. Louis County. Both runners finished in the top 25 at last week's District Championship in Jackson.
SIKESTON - Fifty-seven percent of the cotton crop is harvested, two days behind last year and five days behind the five-year average of 68 percent. Overall fall harvests are ahead of normal this week, thanks to several days of warm and dry weather, the Missouri Agricultural Statistics Services said Monday.
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SIKESTON - Richard Henson of Benton, Ky., was in Sikeston visiting Lee Hunter Elementary School Tuesday. Henson, who has traveled all over the country, is a broom maker and motivational speaker. His work can be seen on "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman."
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CHARLESTON - Betty Cooper Hearnes of Charleston received the 1998 Governor's Adult Leadership Award, presented during the 35th annual Missouri Community Betterment Conference in Columbia. State Treasurer Bob Holden presented the award to Mrs. Hearnes. Mrs. Hearnes was nominated for the award by residents of Charleston for her diligent and persistent work as chairman of the Mississippi County Industrial Development Authority. Her most recent work has resulted in the decision for a state prison to be built in Charleston and for the Gates Rubber Company expansion.