SIKESTON - Mrs. Keith Collins was hostess Monday afternoon to three tables of guests at a bridge party and linen shower complementing Miss Jenalee Sells.
PORTAGEVILLE - A cotton gin here owned by the John L. Girvin estate was destroyed by fire just before dawn yesterday. Some 50 to 60 bales of loose cotton were considered a total loss.
BENTON - John Bollinger, county recorder, returned last weekend from Jefferson City and the Clerks and Recorders meeting.
SIKESTON - Inclement weather and fewer participants than last year somewhat hampered Saturday's charity walk for the Kenny Rogers Cerebral Palsy Center, bringing lower totals than last year. John Chadd, director of the center, said $6,089 was pledged for the charity walk. The Sikeston Jaycees have pledged an additional $1,000 and the Eagles an additional $500, Chadd said.
SIKESTON - At 3 p.m. Friday in the Federal Courthouse at Cape Girardeau, Scott County Associate Judge Lewis M. Blanton took the oath of office for an eight-year term as United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri - a step up for the Sikeston native. With the slight smile that is typical of him, the new magistrate said he received the announcement of his appointment in June from Chief Judge Edward L. Filippine.
SCOTT CITY - No one disputes the importance of an extension of Nash Road to the Southeast Missouri Regional Port. The dispute centers on the way to make the needed road a reality. Port Authority Chairman Morty Potashnick calls Nash Road the "dominant feature left out of the puzzle."