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Looking Back 3/28

Friday, March 28, 2008

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kendall will be celebrating their golden wedding anniversary at a dinner tomorrow night at the Hotel Dunn dining room.

SIKESTON - Sikeston voters will be asked to vote on a proposed annexation of 270 acres southeast of the city limits tomorrow. The area is marked south of Ables Road. In addition to the annexation proposal, voters will be asked to choose three city council member and two Scott County R-6 School Board members tomorrow. A good turnout is expected.

SIKESTON - Nicole Ray and Vickie Yant accepted a special certificate from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety Crime Prevention Officer Rick Toon. The kindergarten students were honored for the alertness in connection with a March 22 incident. According to Toon, the girls were approached by two subjects in a vehicle on the school lot. The subject invited them to get into the vehicle during the noon hour while they were waiting for the bus. The girls told the bus driver and their parents. "They kept telling adults until somebody listened," Toon said. "They did the right thing. They just said no and prevented a crime."

JEFFERSON CITY - Auditor Margaret Kelly made several recommendations for the Sikeston Regional Center for the Developmentally Disabled in an audit released Tuesday. The primary suggestion was the purchase of five group homes now being lease-purchased on state land adjacent to the center.

SIKESTON - What better way to plant a garden than through "hands-on" experience? Southwest Elementary School third grade students are studying agriculture in their Social Studies class. Their teacher, Tanya DeKriek, said that by letting them plant a garden, ti would help them to understand farming better.