ST. LOUIS - Otto Schoen of Fornfelt is to be sworn in tomorrow as United States marshal for the eastern portion of Missouri in ceremonies at federal court in St. Louis.
MATTHEWS - The first cotton bloom for the area was reported Tuesday by Wayne Parker. It was located on the C.D. Matthews farm. The land is farmed by Parker and his brother, Wade. The auburn blooms were on a 90-acre cotton plot, waist high.
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SIKESTON - The Sikeston Diagnostic Clinic for the mentally retarded, one of nine in the state planned, will be the fifth in Missouri to be completed. The building will cover 18,000 square feet and will provide facilities for 40 patients.
SIKESTON - An irrigation tour of Scott County brought out 80 farmers and soil conservation leaders Tuesday. Visited were the Roy Phillips farm near Vanduser and the W.A. Gemeinhardt farm near Tanner.
SIKESTON - A Sikeston man who won $1.5 million in the final weekly spin of the Missouri lottery jackpot wheel says he hopes the money won't change him. "I hope nothing will change," said Jim Thompson, 31. "If it should, I hope my friends will slap me around a little to keep me in line."
CHARLESTON - An East Prairie man enjoyed only a short period of freedom Thursday after escaping from a sheriff's work detail. The 22-year-old man was taken back into custody at 1:20 p.m. Thursday by Mississippi County Deputy Emmet Robison.
CHARLESTON - They came to ask questions and see the proposed site of a new state prison near Charleston Wednesday, but as members of the Joint Committee on Corrections arrived at the airport, certain residents also had questions for them. In true southern hospitality form, polite protesters and supporters alike made their concerns known. A decision on whether Mississippi County will get a prison, is expected later this summer.