SIKESTON - Fire destroyed a two-story frame apartment building at 421 Harris St. last night, causing an estimated $20,000 in damage and chasing six families out into the driving rain.
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SIKESTON - Michael Wayne Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Wood, celebrated his fifth birthday with a party at his home.
SIKESTON - Students of the Sikeston Public Schools Practical Nursing Program received their caps Oct. 20 at the Presbyterian Church in Kennett.
SIKESTON - As the city grows, the need for emergency preparedness also increases, say emergency management leaders. Director of Public Safety Mike Phelan told the Sikeston City Council in its weekly briefing session this morning that the city needs an additional three warning sirens. The city currently has two.
SIKESTON - Team Noranda is the 1998 champions of Sikeston Jaycee Little League football, finishing undefeated on the season with an overall record of 6-0.
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MATTHEWS - The new Little and Miss Big Prairie were recently crowned during fall festival activities. Queen is Alexi Vaughn, 4-year-old daughter of Daniel and Kristi Vaughn of Sikeston. King Lawton Mikel Wilson, is the 3-year-old son of Mikel and Tonya Wilson of Portageville.
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SIKESTON - Jennifer Hampton and Danette Todt, two Sikeston volleyball standouts, received post-season honors, being named to the 1998 All-Conference Team.