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Looking Back in Time at Aug. 13

Friday, August 13, 2004

NEW MADRID - William Smith Jr., who has been living in New Madrid for the past two years, has moved to Louisiana, where he has a job with a levee construction company.

SIKESTON - Picketing of Malone and Hyde Inc., Highway 60 west, Sikeston, began Saturday at 7 a.m. at the entrance of the company grounds. It is an authorized strike over wages and hours and fringe benefits. Fifty truck drivers and warehouse men are affected by the strike. The union spokesman said that truck drivers are receiving $1 an hour less than company drivers of a competitive company, and fewer fringe benefits.

SIKESTON - A state grant of about $35,200 has been awarded to Sikeston for waste water treatment projects in 1985. The funds the city will receive are part of $6.4 million allocated by the state's Clean water Commission at its July meeting.

CHAFFEE - Jamie Essner attended the National Young Leaders Conference July 30-Aug. 10 in Washington, D.C. The conference is a leadership development program for high school students who have demonstrated leadership potential and scholastic merit. The Kelly High School senior was among 350 outstanding delegates who attended the conference from across America.

SIKESTON - Sprint car driver Jimmy Brewer is among the likely entries scheduled to compete Saturday at Missouri International Racepark in Benton. Brewer currently is ranked second in the MIR point standings, but is closing in on leader Eddie Galligher of Memphis, Tenn. A larger field of cars is expected this weekend because of the one-week closing of the St. Francois County Raceway at Farmington.