SIKESTON - Injuries sustained when he caught his left arm in a saw at the Coleman Cotton Gin Wednesday morning necessitated the amputation of a hand of Harvey Pace, 22, intersaw operator, at Sikeston General Hospital.
SIKESTON - Jack O. Edwards, a recent graduate of the University of Missouri Law School, has been notified by the clerk of the Missouri Supreme Court that he has passed the Missouri Bar examination. Mr. Edwards is the son of Mrs. Norman Baughn of Glenview, Ill., and the late John Edwards. Mr. and Mrs. Edwards and daughter, Sally, live on Park Avenue.
PORTAGEVILLE - The selection of a young woman to reign as queen will highlight the 34th Annual Soybean Festival. According to Ron Hanes, chairman of the festival, the biggest response this year has been to the queen pageant.
BENTON - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ed Madigan is confident negotiations will help American farmers competitively. Madigan says he will work first to streamline the Department of Agriculture's bureaucracy in order to serve U.W. farmers' needs. "Number one, we need to let farmers be farmers," Madigan said Thursday night in a speech to southeast Missouri Farm Bureau members in Benton. "One way to do this is to improve the efficiency of USDA offices and agencies."
SIKESTON - The Sikeston High varsity tennis squad's season opener with New Madrid County Central was postponed Wednesday, so the Lady Bulldogs began the year against Caruthersville Thursday. It wasn't a happy opening for the squad as it was beaten 3-6.