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Looking Back in Time at Jan. 28

Tuesday, January 28, 2003

SIKESTON - R.F. "Bob" Tyrone has returned as manager here of the Western Auto Associate Store. For several months, he has served as junior assistant manager of the J.C. Penney Co. store in Blytheville, Ark.

NEW MADRID - Utilizing the radio equipment which has just recently been installed, the New Madrid County sheriff's office in cooperation with authorities in Scott, Dunklin, Stoddard and Pemiscot counties were able to clear up a number of burglaries that have occurred over the past several months.

SIKESTON - Construction is under way on the Sikeston Sports Center building on North Ingram which was destroyed by fire early in 1982. Cowan Construction of Sikeston is in charge of the repairs. When repair is completed, the facility will house gymnastic equipment for classes with additional recreational sports offered later in the year. The reopening of the facility tentatively has been set for the end of February.

SIKESTON - Missouri's House of Representatives Speaker Bob Griffin announced committee appointments last week and Rep. Dennis Ziegenhorn got his share, gathering a total of four assignments. Representing the 160th District, Ziegenhorn once again received the powerful position as chairman of the Insurance Committee. This committee came under fire during the close of the 1992 session as a result of the workman's compensation issue.

SIKESTON - Bulldog coach Fred Johnson says he doesn't win games for his team. "It's my job to keep it close," he said after a 60-58 Friday win over Parkway Central. "Then it's up to the players to win it." Don't let him fool you. Fred Johnson - with help from Eric Patterson late - won the game against the Colts.