SIKESTON - James E. Butler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Butler of Sikeston, is scheduled to take part in the inaugural parade in Washington, D.C., tomorrow as a member of the Navy Band.
ORAN - Pupils of the high school here were sent home Friday shortly before noon when a fire broke out and filled the cafeteria and administration offices with smoke. Fire damage was slight, but Supt. R.E. Sharp said the students were sent home to prevent any possible danger to them.
SIKESTON - Breon Gardner, a senior at Sikeston High School, was the speaker Monday night at the West End Missionary Baptist Church's youth program in observance of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Approximately 30 children participated in the event, which included poetry, reading, singing and guest speakers. LaShonda Howard, also a senior at SHS, was mistress of ceremonies.
SIKESTON - Pat Higdon was the winner of a quilt raffled by the Miner Nursing Center's activity department.
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SIKESTON - Youngsters are head over heels about Sikeston Gymnastics Center. The center, owned by Jamie Smith, opened in December and offers classes for children ages 3 and up and also serves as a spot for birthday parties. There are cheerleading classes, a boy's gymnastics class and all-round gymnastic classes.
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SIKESTON - Named the 1998 Super Staff of 1First Realty/Better Homes and Garden were Sue Roger, $2 million producer; Shori Ferrell and Margaret Dorris, million dollar producers, Pam Mayhall, top seller for December; and Janie Hazel, million dollar producer.