KELSO - Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Essary, Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Brannon and daughter, Margaret, recently bought a farm near Kelso and they moved there on Feb. 1.
SIKESTON - Taylor Noles, who has served the City of Sikeston on the city council seven years, today filed with John Vaughn, city clerk, as a candidate for re-election subject to the city election April 6. Nobles is vice-mayor of the city.
SIKESTON - The City of Sikeston and Cable World Inc. have announced an agreement and settlement of differences over the payment of franchise fees to the city. In accordance with that settlement, the local cable company has paid the city $19,910.86.
NEW MADRID - An increase in the funding contract of the city's general transportation project to allow the purchase of a new vehicle was among items approved by the City Council Monday evening.
SIKESTON - Filing is officially complete and officials are preparing the ballots for the April 4 election for area school boards. Several Sikeston residents have filed for positions on the R-6 School Board.
NEW MADRID - Their idea is simple: When God gives you a special talent, you should use it to help others. So to fulfill this ideal, the Gospel Inspirations, a group of area gospel singers, have organized a special benefit concert for the children of the Kenny Rogers Cerebral Palsy Center. "Amazing Love" will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Dixie Theatre on Main Street in New Madrid. All proceeds from the show will be donated to the CP Center's annual telethon, scheduled for March 11-12.