SIKESTON - We wish to announce that Luke Baker, one of Southeast Missouri's best known mechanics, is now employed in our service department and will be glad to welcome his friends and customers at his new location, Garner-Dement Motor Co.
MATTHEWS - Fire of as yet undetermined origin destroyed 44 bales of cotton with an estimated loss of $7,500 and damaged the trailer on which they were loaded to the extent of about $500.
MOREHOUSE - The Morehouse Community Betterment Club is sponsoring a fall festival Oct. 16 at the Morehouse City Park. The activity will be highlighted with games, live music, barbecue, a talent show and the Miss Tri-County Contest.
SIKESTON - October Calendar Girl is Joan Elsenrath, daughter of Joseph and Anna Faber. A 1982 graduate of Sikeston High School, she is a freshman at the University of Missouri-Columbia and was one of the 12 finalists in the 1981 Miss Sikeston Contest. While in high school, she took part in cheerleading and enjoyed accounting and speech.
CHARLESTON - Gospel artist Greg Nelson will be performing at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Southside Baptist Church.
SIKESTON - Everyone is invited to attend a peaceful, prayer and pro-life demonstration from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Main Street and Malone Avenue.
MINER - The Miner Fire Department will sponsor two five-ring circus performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 24.