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Looking Back in Time at Jan. 21

Tuesday, January 21, 2003

SIKESTON - Staff Sgt. George T. Middleton, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Middleton, has recently been promoted from the rank of sergeant.

CHARLESTON - Members of the Chamber of Commerce and representatives of the City of Charleston have furthered their plans in completing negotiations for a new industry for that city. According to the Chamber manager, plans call for a vote on the bond issue in the neighborhood of $300,000 soon.

SIKESTON - The annual Progress Edition, which will be published in February, will highlight new businesses and industries, new buildings for churches and progress made within cities or agencies.

SIKESTON - Girl Scout cookies are being delivered to towns in Southeast Missouri, according to Ann Bye, functional director. A total of 160,752 boxes were sold between Oct. 29 and Nov. 10 in the nine-county area served by the Cotton Boll Council. The cookies will be delivered between Friday and Feb. 2.

SIKESTON - A decision by a judge that Missouri's method of funding public education is unconstitutional was welcomed by Sikeston R-6 School Superintendent Robert Buchanan. "We have been one of those districts always on the short end of it," Buchanan said about the money derived by the school funding formula which the district receives. "We are receiving less state aid than what is considered fair."

SIKESTON - Despite frigid temperatures, the Sikeston Department of Public Works is looking toward spring and summer when children will be playing outside. Crews installed modular playground equipment at Rotary Park recently.