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Looking Back in Time at Jan. 3

Friday, January 3, 2003

SIKESTON - Miss Margaret Harris left Sunday to resume her teaching duties in Dallas, Texas, after visiting her mother, Mrs. Kate Harris and her sisters, Miss Lydia and Miss Audrey Chaney during the holidays.

SIKESTON - Next Monday night, at its first regular meeting for the new year, the City Council will probably hear the first reading of an ordinance to extend the city limits by special election.

SIKESTON - After defeating a measure in December to reconstruct Illinois Avenue, the City Council adopted a measure Monday night by a 3-1 decision to reconstruct the street completely, using city funds.

SIKESTON - City Clerk Steve Matthews swore in J. Frank Ferrell, who was appointed Monday to fill the vacant council position created by the resignation of former Mayor Roger Tolliver.

SIKESTON - After a busy day preparing for her sister Wendi's wedding, Halli Matthews took time to have her photo taken as the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for January. Miss Matthews was the first runner-up in the Miss Sikeston Contest. The daughter of David and Terri Matthews of Sikeston plans to attend college and pursue a career in interior design.

SIKESTON - Existing "since the inception of the town," the Sikeston City Jail will close early this year, city officials confirmed Thursday. "We are in the process of dissolving the municipal jail," City Manager Steve Borgsmiller said. "We're tentatively looking at February or March for a final closing date."