SIKESTON - Ernest Keller has purchased the Sikeston Oliver Sales Agency and will operate it starting Nov. 1 in the building formerly occupied by the Sikeston Sales Co. of Highway 61 North.
BENTON - The Scott County University Extension Council is sponsoring an open house to observe the 50th anniversary of extension work in Scott County, according to Tom B. Stroup, county extension director here.
SIKESTON - Trista Smith, 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Smith, was crowned queen and Bart Carney, 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Carney, was named king at the Cotton Top King and Queen Contest Wednesday. State Rep. Dennis Ziegenhorn crowned the royalty.
NEW MADRID - A good time for a good cause is the promise of New Madrid Historical Museum officials as they prepare for their upcoming fund-raiser. Larry Rost was among the first to buy a ticket for the event, which will feature the jazz band, the Water Street Six on Oct. 1 at Rebecca and Van Sharp's in New Madrid.
SIKESTON - Twenty-four Sikeston teen-agers will compete for the title of Junior Miss Sikeston at 8 p.m. Thursday on the Cotton Carnival Stage. The candidates are: Kelly Moss, Mandy Hammock, Heather Rose, Kristi Campbell, Jessica Heironimous, Casey Hawkins, Hiliary Sever, Kristi Jackson, Angela Arnold, Rebekah Wilson, Renae Ballard, Carly Armstrong, Melissa Mitchell, Emily Johnson, Trina Swogger, Megan Swinney, Corrie Jo Pfefferkorn, Trista Smith, Annette Higdon, Kandice Kasey, Amy Smith, Julie Davis, Elizabeth Craig and Erica Elrod.