SIKESTON - Harry C. Blanton, who for the past 12 years has held the office of U.S. District Attorney in St. Louis, submitted his resignation to Sen. Frank B. Briggs.
BENTON - Roy Proctor Jr., chairman of the Scott County ASCS Committee, has announced that due to excessive rainfall, Scott County has been declared a natural disaster area by the Secretary of Agriculture.
SIKESTON - Mrs. Jim Meadows was named Girl of the Year by the Junior Women's Club at the club's annual mother and daughter banquet at the Holiday Inn. The Girl of the Year is the highest award given by the JWC. The selection was made by secret ballot by members of the club.
SIKESTON - Sikeston ran its boys tennis record to 10-2 Tuesday with a 9-0 win over Kennett. Sikeston's Darren Broom scored an 8-2 victory over Darrell Sanders in the No. 1 singles match. In other action, Poplar Bluff, showing no signs of slowing after its victory in the Sikeston Invitational High School Golf Tournament last week, returned to Sikeston Wednesday with a 299 team score and a 22-shot victory over the Bulldogs.
JEFFERSON CITY - Bill Burch of Sikeston was confirmed by the Missouri Senate as a member of the Missouri Development Finance Board. "Bill's civic and community involvement as well as his dedication to the business community demonstrate that he is a caring, committed individual who will be a tremendous asset to the Missouri Development Finance Board," said Sen. Peter Kinder (R-Cape Girardeau). "I am pleased to sponsor his nomination in the Senate.
SIKESTON - The bronze plaque honoring the late Clovis Lancaster for his many contributions to local youth baseball programs will be installed on the Honors Board in the Recreation Complex at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 22.