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Looking Back 4/15

Monday, April 15, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - The theme of the school May Fete this year will be "Children's Literature." It will be held at the high school May 8. There will be 402 children in the performance. Marion Miller and Sarah Ann Mitchell will be the directors.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - A preliminary hearing for Alberta Davis was held before Judge M.E. Montgomery in Magistrate Court. Davis is accused of the March 30 axe murder of J.L. Harvey. Court-appointed attorneys Jack Edwards and Kenneth Dement represent Davis. Fred E. Steck is prosecuting attorney. Davis is charged with first degree murder.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Rob Mitchell was unanimously named president of the R-6 Board of Education Tuesday. He succeeds Mrs. Nora Springs.

CHARLESTON - Willis Downs was chosen as mayor at a Tuesday meeting. Councilman Terry Rowe will serve as mayor pro-tem. Both positions carry one-year terms.

10 years ago

NEW MADRID - Although voters chose one new councilman, a shift in ward lines resulted in two new councilmembers seated behind the large semicircular desk in the councilroom by the conclusion of Monday evening's special meeting. Being sworn in to his first term off office was Russell Riggs, who was elected Ward 2 alderman over incumbent Jimmy Henderson. Also taking the oath of office were incumbents: Mayor W.R. Phillips Jr., City Collector Sam Bodine; City Marshal Denson Taylor; Police Judge Bill Boyd; and Ward 3 Alderman Glen Medlin. When the new board reconvened, Ann Evans Copeland was appointed to the vacancy left as Ward 2 alderman. She will fill the seat until the next city election in April 1993.