SIKESTON - Miss Dora Snyder of Jefferson City arrived here Saturday to assume new duties as biologist in charge of the district public health laboratory on the second floor of the City Hall. She expressed the hope that the laboratory could be put in readiness to begin operations within three weeks.
MOREHOUSE - The first bale of cotton to be reported to The Standard was ginned late yesterday afternoon at the Wayside Gin in Morehouse.
SIKESTON - Over 350 teachers and administrators were on hand Thursday for teacher orientation at the Sikeston High School. New teachers introduced to the school district included: Gayle Baker, Lesa Bonner, Mary Borgsmiller, Linda Francis, Mary Ann Galey, Jane Harold, James Hewitt, Linda Hodges, Vicki Hopgood, Ginger Pharris, Donald Porter, Doris Redd and Nancy Shell.
BENTON - The area has long been proud of the heights scaled by the Scott Central Braves basketball team. Now, another group of young athletes from Scott County is bringing attention to the area. The Girls 13-15 year old Babe Ruth softball team from North Scott County, the Heartland All-Stars, won a national tournament last weekend in Newton, Ill. Many of the stars of that team perform for the Kelly High School team that won a Missouri state title last year. The Heartland All-Stars swept through a five-team field undefeated. Coach Mike Riley of Sikeston is rightfully proud of his team, which finished with a 9-1 record. "We were the visitors in every game," he said, "and we came from behind to score the winning run in the seventh inning in all three games (at the national tournament)."