SIKESTON - Sixteen people have completed the Junior Red Cross lifesaving course taught at the Municipal Pool Aug. 16 by Al Back and Charles Berthe. They are: Sue Sikes, Jimmy Jones, Joe Birth, Jerry Aufdenburg, Doyne Sizemore, Janice Morse, Tommy Dunaway, George Rice, Jeff Smith, Donna Howard, Jerry Allen, Pat Nickens, Samy Tanner, Billy Stropp, Billy Stearnes and Bobby Stearnes.
BENTON - Fred Steward Jr. of Sikeston was re-elected chairman of the Scott County Republican Committee at a meeting of committeemen and committeewomen. Lynn Colley of Sikeston was elected vice-chairman.
SIKESTON - The Junk Store has changed locations, celebrating the move with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. The Junk Store specializes in antiques, collectibles, pre-owned and primitive furniture. The store's new location is at the corner of West Malone Avenue and Northwest Street. The owners are Pat and Jerry White. The store's former location was at the corner of Main Street and Malone Avenue.
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KENNETT - A committee is beginning the search for a new executive director for the Kennett Chamber of Commerce. The committee will be choosing a successor for the current director Larry Thomason by November, allowing the new person to work with Thomason for two months. Thomason is unopposed for the 162nd district seat for the state House of Representatives.
SIKESTON - Plans are underway for the Second Annual Cotton Festival of the Arts' "A Taste of the South" set for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 26 and noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 27. Going over some of the entries already received are Diane Plunk, advisor; Bill Powers, project chairman; and Mary Lynn Crader, publicity chairman.