SIKESTON - Summer time is definitely here for the first cotton bloom has been reported to the Standard office. The first cotton bloom was brought to the office by T.F. Jackson of the Wayside Plantation.
SIKESTON - Wesley Hodges has the first cotton bloom found in this area. Hodges farms in the Thrash Farm, five miles south of Sikeston. He is raising 70 acres of Arthur M cotton. The bloom was found Tuesday.
MOREHOUSE - The second session of the New Madrid County Health Clinic was held Thursday at the Morehouse Delmo Service Center. Dr. Joseph Blanton, Sikeston pediatrician, was in charge. He was aided by two New Madrid County health office nurses and by area volunteers.
NEW MADRID - From a field of bathing beauties and cuties, Melissa Payne and Nicholas Hunter were selected as Mr. and Miss Barbecue Cutie during Riverfront Festival activities Friday at New Madrid. The other winners are Audra Jones, daughter of Dewey and Joella Jones, and Ryan Weeks, son of Patricia Weeks, all of New Madrid.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Elks Lodge held their annual Fourth of July Celebration with several events for children of all ages at the Sikeston Sports Complex Thursday. Several area youngsters tried their hand at fishing during the Elks' Fishing Derby. Activities concluded with fireworks.
SIKESTON - Charlotte York of Sikeston has been appointed by Gov. Mel Carnahan to the Missouri State Board of Nursing and recently completed her swearing-in ceremony with Judge Tony Heckemeyer doing the honors. York graduated from Western Baptist School of Practical Nursing in Paducah, Ky., in 1969 and became the owner and administrator of the Bertrand Nursing Facility in 1970. As one of the owners of SEMO Management Inc., she also is active in the management of nine other skilled long-term care facilities, all located in southeast Missouri.