SIKESTON - State Highway Patrol trooper E.H. Priest has been transferred from Jefferson City to Sikeston and will take up residence there.
EAST PRAIRIE - Jeanette Butler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Butler, is one of three high school seniors in eastern Missouri chosen winners in the third annual youth recognition programs sponsored by Home Economics in Business of Greater St. Louis.
SIKESTON - Richard Lacy of Sikeston and Jerry Lathum of Matthews have been chosen as the outstanding national guardsmen of the year in Company B, second battalion, 104th Infantry. Awards were based on military courtesy, willingness to work, cooperation, appearance and attendance.
SIKESTON - Al Fulton, manager of Malone and Hyde in Sikeston, was honored Thursday at a noon luncheon meeting of the Sikeston Industrial Club. The meeting was conducted at the Ramada Inn in Miner. Mike Jensen, president of the Chamber of Commerce, read a resolution from the House of Representatives on behalf of Rep. Dennis Ziegenhorn who was in Jefferson City, and also on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce and the Industrial Club.
CHAFFEE - Hartmarx Inc. plans to phase out its manufacturing operation at the Thorngate Ltd. plant in this southeast Missouri town. The plant, which manufactures sportswear for Hart, Schaffner and Marx, employs about 150 people. Officials say it's too soon to say whether its facility in nearby Cape Girardeau will absorb any of the workers.
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A detention hearing for Kenny Counts, 50, and Emmett Groves, 41, was held before U.S. Magistrate Lewis Blanton in federal court. Counts and Groves have been in custody since their arrests Feb. 6 after an indictment issued two months ago by a federal grand jury in MacAllen, Texas, was unsealed Monday. George Gilmore, attorney for the two men, said the government has called it the biggest marijuana trafficking case in southeast Missouri history.