SIKESTON - The Rev. John Ensor, down near Nashville, Tenn., presented the editor with two of the largest and handsomest dahlias that it has ever been our pleasure to behold. One was a pink, the other a lemon yellow and each is as large as a dinner plate.
BENTON - The chairmen of each of the eight ASC township committees met in the circuit courtroom in Benton Saturday morning to select five members for the new county committee.
CHAFFEE - The 1983 homecoming queen for Chaffee High School is Debbie Dannenmueller. Retiring queen is Stacy Duniphan.
KENNETT - Well over 20,000 people attended the Delta Fair this year, according to computations of totals released by a spokesman for the fair board, Kneibert Sillman of Holcomb. He reported that the fair gates took in about $35,000. About $10,000 in prize money was awarded in the various entries and exhibits at the fair.
MINER - Announcements of groundwater contamination found on the Quality Plating site, made Thursday by representatives of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, evoked angry speeches by two residents who live near it.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Parks and Recreation Department installed a handicapped-accessible merry-go-round at the Sports Complex Thursday afternoon. One-year-old Sara Lowe took the new equipment for a spin under the supervision of her mother, Robyn Lowe, as department employees Tom Burns and Bill Nance spread wood chips around it.