BENTON, MISS., ginner/producer John Swayze will serve the Southern Cotton Ginners Association as president for 2005-06. He and other SCGA officers, as well as officers for the state associations that make up the SCGA, were installed at the annual meeting of the groups at Memphis.

Other SCGA officers are Curtis Stewart, Dumas, Ark., vice president; Richard Bransford, Lonoke, Ark., treasurer; Chris Clegg, Tiptonville, Tenn., chairman of the board; and Tim Price, Memphis, executive vice president and secretary.

New officers for the associations that comprise the SCGA were also elected. They are:

Arkansas-Missouri — Billy Ussery, Elaine, Ark., president; Curtis Stewart, Dumas, Ark., first vice president; Robbie Winston, Gideon, Mo., second vice president.

Louisiana — John Lowery, Start, president; Bertis Ray, Ferriday, first vice president; William Guthrie Jr., Newellton, second vice president.

Mississippi — John Swayze, Chatham, president; Ted Kendall, Bolton, first vice president; Robert Royal, Silver City, second vice president.

Tennessee — Will Wade, Kenton, president; Richard Kelley, Burlison, first vice president; Allen Espey, McLemoresville, second vice president.

Price serves as executive vice president and secretary for the state associations.