SIKESTON - Miss Mary Emma Allen, accomplished musician and gifted harpist, was recently invited to become a member of the Salzedo Ensemble in New York City and is now on a concert tour.
NEW MADRID - Plans are being made of a cooperative dental unit for county schools. The eight school districts of the county will cooperate with the county health department in providing a dental program for the students.
MOREHOUSE - The annual Christmas dinner was held Sunday night, Dec. 12, in the Morehouse First General Baptist Church. The dining room table was decorated in the Christmas theme, with an exchange of gifts.
SIKESTON - The Designated Driver Program, sponsored by the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce and Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., is beginning today in Sikeston. The program was instigated to help keep drunk drivers off the road. Six local taverns and restaurants are participating in the program. The student council is supporting the local effort to curb drunk driving.
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County's 52 year-old jail may be replaced with a new state of the art facility next year, the County Commission announced Tuesday1. Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg said the proposal to build a new jail is "an idea that has been kicked around in the past two to three weeks," leading to a decision by the commission to seek input from citizens.
BENTON - The Scott County Courthouse is now decorated for Christmas, thanks to the anonymous Santa and his/her extreme generosity. On the front lawn are two 9-foot candles. The utility poles are adorned with snowmen, candy canes and Santa and the roof has a giant Santa on top. Commissioners Bob Kielhofner and Walter Bizzell say they are unaware of who the gift-giver is, but appreciate the kindness.