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TENNIS, ANYONE? BETTER HURRY! June 1 is the enrollment deadline for the World TeamTennis Corporate Challenge, to be held June 5 and 6 at Cooper Indoor/Outdoor Tennis Complex. Company sponsorship of a four-member team costs $160 and includes: tickets for four to the Billie Jean King luncheon June 5; introduction of the company team at the King luncheon; and eight hours of play. The first-place prize in the Challenge is a Springfield Lasers VIP box seat package for four. Second prize is four tickets to see Jimmy Connors on the Lasers' opening night July 9. Third prize is four Lasers polo shirts, and fourth prize is four dinners at the Tower Club. For more information, call Lisa Nally at the chamber, 862-5567.

CLOTHED IN GLORY. Ozark's Hagale Industries, a 30-year-old clothing manufacturer with 11 facilities and more than 2,000 employees, was named Exporter of the Year at the 40th annual Governor's Conference on Economic Development at Lake of the Ozarks May 22. "We know that exporting can be a key to success for many of our state's companies," said Joseph L. Driskill, director of the Department of Economic Development, in a news release. "Hagale has shown that an aggressive international marketing strategy can boost a company's bottom line." Hagale Industries' primary products are dress slacks, casual slacks and shorts, knit shirts, denim jeans and sportswear, sold through retailers and mail-order catalogs. Hagale also produces merchandise bearing collegiate logos via licensing agreements with more than 80 colleges and universities.

PLAYING IT SIFE. The Drury College Students in Free Enterprise team made a fine showing at the International SIFE Exposition in Kansas City May 10-12, according to Drury. The Drury College team was named Rookie of the Year as the best new team, won first place for its efforts in fiscal responsibility education and finished among the top 30 teams overall in a field of more than 500 teams.

SEEKING GRACIOUS LADY. The Ms. Missouri Senior Pageant Competition is seeking women age 60-plus to participate in this year's contest, slated for June 27 at Stephens College, Windsor Auditorium, in Columbia.

The contest recognizes "the gracious lady who best exemplifies the inner beauty, dignity and maturity of all senior Missourians." Focuses include the contestant's love of life, inner beauty and achievements. Twelve finalists will compete in four categories: interview with judges; poise and elegance in evening attire; philosophy of life; and talent. The deadline to

enter is June 2. Contact the reigning Ms. Missouri Senior, Joan Daues,

at 314-394-2914, for more informa-tion.

SKIN DEEP. Gov. Mel Carnahan declared the month of May to be Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, according to a release from Carnahan's office. There are as many cases of skin cancer as there are of all other types of cancer combined, an estimated 20,250 cases in Missouri alone. In 1996, skin cancer killed 273 Missourians. About 80 percent of skin cancer is preventable through use of sunscreen, avoiding the sun at peak times and wearing protective clothing. Also, more than 95 percent of skin cancer can be cured if detected and treated early. Incidence of skin cancer is increasing at least 5 percent per year, the release stated.

GAINFULLY EMPLOYED. The 100,000th person moved off the Missouri welfare rolls and into the job force in April, according to a release from Rep. W. Craig Hosmer. Legislation passed in 1992 required welfare recipients to work for their benefits, and provided education and job training to ensure that those people could find quality jobs. Since January of 1993, the release stated, total welfare savings for the state have exceeded $93 million; every county in Missouri has seen a decrease in individuals receiving welfare assistance; and more than 8,000 employers have become involved in hiring former welfare recipients.

SLICE OF NICE. The Crosslines Benefit Car Show will be held 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 6 at the Council of Churches of the Ozarks parking lot, 627 N. Glenstone. The In-Laws and Outlaws Car Club will host the car show, and all proceeds from the event will benefit Crosslines. The car show will feature participant judging, and prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. Tickets in advance are $12, or $15 the day of the show. For more information, contact Toby Ludwig, at 831-5899, or Jim Choate, at 736-2503.

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