SIKESTON - Approximately 1,000 visitors attended open house ceremonies for Sikeston Public Schools Thursday, school officials announced.
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SIKESTON - Connie Lou Chaney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chaney, celebrated her second birthday Wednesday afternoon.
SIKESTON - The St. Francis Xavier Circle of the Daughters of Isabella met Wednesday for the installation of new officers. They include: Wilma Rodgers, regent; Mildred Graviett, vice regent; Judy Hart, past regent; Laura Sherman, treasurer; and Sue Gibson, financial secretary.
BENTON - Bob Kielhofner, the Scott County clerk, and an assistant transferred precinct totals from tally sheets to the big voter chart Tuesday night at the Scott County Courthouse in Benton.
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BLOOMFIELD - Long after Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis' hopes of an underdog victory in the 1988 general election had been squelched, another underdog was celebrating a dramatic victory of his own in the race for Stoddard County sheriff. In a race that literally went down to the wire, Don Mayberry defeated Democrat Steve Fish of Dexter in the closest race in the county. Mayberry won the election by a mere 143 votes.
SIKESTON - The rugged red bricks of Front Street provide the antique atmosphere, and for Rosetta Dollar, the name of her new business venture. Dollar has opened Brick Street Gallery at 126 Front Street.
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SIKESTON - Gary Hancock, salesman with Main Street Chrysler Center Inc., achieved the gold level in sales for the first time in the Chrysler Corporation Certified Sales Professionals Program.
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SIKESTON - The Department of Public Safety reported that two beagle hounds were stolen from James Turk sometime between 6 p.m. and midnight Wednesday from a secured locked dog house. The unknown suspect cut the fence and stole the animals.