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Looking Back in Time at July 14

Monday, July 15, 2002

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Oil Cotton Mill widened its lead in the National League softball chase by registering its fifth triumph in six starts under the lights of high school field Tuesday night. Bowman's Drug was the victim, losing its fifth contest 10-2.

SIKESTON - Among those attending Twirling School at the Arkansas State College, Jonesboro, Ark., are Connie Lou Beck, Bessie Chidester, Pam Mouchette, Penny Heckemeyer, Pam Parks, Pat Smith, Linda Malcolm, Jackie Baker and Jacquelin Starnes.

EAST PRAIRIE - Cable television problems headed Thursday night's discussion at the regular monthly meeting of the City Council and a public hearing on the 1982 tax rate was scheduled.

SIKESTON - Having toured all of Sikeston's city-owned facilities, the Americans With Disabilities Act Advisory Committee will present the city council a list of changes needed for the city to bring its buildings and parks into compliance.

SIKESTON - Opposition to standardized achievement tests was one of the top issues discussed, as the nation's largest teachers' union wrapped up its annual meetings. The 8,500 delegates to the National Education Association Convention voted overwhelmingly Wednesday in favor of a resolution that opposed "standardized testing that is mandated by a state or national authority" and the "use of these tests to compare one school to another." Speaking from a personal point of view, Marian Pratt, president of the Sikeston Community Teachers Association, firmly agreed with the position of NEA. "I do not think that schools should be compared by standardized testing. These tests are not that accurate."