MOREHOUSE - Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Payne entertained with a birthday dinner Sunday in honor of Payne's mother, Mrs. Clara Payne.
SIKESTON - Permits to build 109 residences, a garage and a steel building were issued in November.
SIKESTON - Plus all the turkey and cranberry sauce, Jack Miller came out on top in the high scoring derby in the bowling association last week with a 634 on games of 187, 222 and 225. Bob Lee captured single game honors with a 242.
CHARLESTON - Idle promises won't win the 1968 elections, Gov. Warren E. Hearnes warned fellow Democrats. The Democratic party can remain strong only if it is willing to "follow the facts and find answers," the governor said.
MINER - Opposition to construction of drainage ditches is causing Miner to reconsider a costlier drainage project. The Miner City Council Tuesday night instructed its city engineer, Bud Waters of Waters and Associates, to figure the exact cost of implementing an alternate drainage plan, one estimated to be at least $365,000.
SIKESTON - During its regular monthly meeting on Monday night, the Sikeston City Council approved the Planning and Zoning Commission's recommendations for street reconstruction for next year. The four projects are estimated to total $292,000, and include pavement, curbs and gutters.
PINHOOK - Jim Robinson was recently appointed to the Missouri Farm Service Agency State Committee. The five-member state committee is responsible for administering FSA programs in Missouri.