SIKESTON - James Martin left this week to enter Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Ga. His wife will join him later.
CHARLESTON -State Rep. David Rolwing will introduce a bill in the House during the special session of the legislature to establish basic oil exploration and developmental laws, which he said would be designed to protect the public interest and prevent waste of natural resources. The bill will follow recommendations made by state geologist William C. Hayes, Rolwing said.
PORTAGEVILLE - Portageville will be the site of the first three or more additional public meetings of the Delta New Madrid Paper Corporation, according to Hal Hunter Jr., secretary. The Portageville meeting will be conducted Thursday at 8 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Officials of the corporation and a representative of EBS Management Consultants Inc., a Chicago firm engaged to make a feasibility study of the proposal, will be on hand.
NEW MADRID - Funds received by the city from Associated Electric Co. Inc. have funded a wide variety of projects and improvements in the community. In 1983, a lawsuit was settled between the city of New Madrid and Associated Electric Co. Inc. over the city's right to sell unused power contracted form the company in exchange for agreeing not to sell power. The city is paid $25,000 per month from the company. Mayor Dick Phillips recently requested a detailed list of expenditures and revenues from the funds he provided to local residents to enable them to know how the funds are being spent by the council.
SIKESTON - Nathan Turner and Brittany Lambert, top missions fundraisers at the First Nazarene Church, were crowned king and queen during a Valentine's banquet at the church.