SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Luther Akins, former residents of Cape Girardeau, moved here last week. They are now located at 627 N. Vernon Ave.
SIKESTON - Gov. Warren E. Hearnes will speak at a regional commission planning dinner at the National Guard Armory Thursday at 7 p.m. The governor will formally create the Bootheel Regional Planning Commission and present copies of the proclamation to officials of the region.
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SIKESTON - An estimated crowd of 15,000 were on hand for the opening night of the Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. The grand entry, made up of more than 75 horses, marked the beginning of the event.
SIKESTON - Kenny Loggins was the featured performer at the final day of the 35th Annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. The crowd seemed very pleased with his performance, despite some problems with his elaborate sound system at the beginning of the show.
SIKESTON - Guy Miles of St. Louis, Fabick coach operator, drove the star bus for performers during the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Thursday through Sunday. The bus gives entertainers a place to stay before and after their performances.
DORENA - For the past 10 months the Dorena-Hickman Ferry has been operated by the Missouri Ferry Company, owned by Larry and Susan Clagborn. Recently the couple sent a letter to the Mississippi County Port Authority explained that unless money could be allotted for a relief pilot they would have to surrender the ferry to the Port Authority.
VANDUSER - Amy McBride, daughter of Barry and Susie McBride, was named first runner-up at the Miss Teen of Missouri Scholarship and Recognition Program, held July 18-20 at Jefferson City.
CHAFFEE - A ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication for a new multi-
purpose building were part of Old-Fashioned Sunday at the First Assembly of God Church of Chaffee on Sunday. The Rev. William Marshall and his wife, Loretta, celebrated 42 years on ministry with the congregation.