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Looking Back 8-14

Wednesday, August 14, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Miss Bonnie Hazel, who has been working since May 25 as stenographer in the office of Judge Brown Jewell, began work last weekend in a similar capacity in the law office of Bailey and Bailey. Miss Hazel succeeds Miss Erma Dumey, who has gone to San Diego, Calif., where she will be married.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Lee A. Bowman, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Congressional Action Committee, reported his committee has voted unanimously in their Monday meeting to recommend to the Board of Directors to oppose the possible Constitutional Convention.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Approximately 50 children were anxiously awaiting a turn to practice on the BMX Track at the Sikeston Sports Complex Saturday afternoon. All the "functional equipment" has been set up on the grounds and track in time for today's races, which are scheduled for 2 p.m.

SIKESTON - Laura Ann Dement, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dement, was honored yesterday afternoon with a birthday party on her fourth birthday.

10 years ago

CHARLESTON - Construction of the Charleston Junior High School on South Main Street is a "little ahead of schedule," Superintendent Bill Bacchus reported. A completion date of February or early March is anticipated for the new structure which replaces the old facility which burned in May 1991.

CHARLESTON - A $1.66 per $100 assessed valuation tax rate was set by the R-1 School District Board of Education for the 1992-93 school year. The rate was adopted following a public hearing Tuesday.