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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Looking Back in Time at Nov. 8

Friday, November 8, 2002

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Dan Robinson have moved into the Arden Ellise property on North Ranney.

CHARLESTON - Warren E. Hearnes, secretary of state of Missouri, did today what he has been saying for several months he was going to do. He filed as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor in 1964.

SIKESTON - Personnel of Sikeston R-6 Public Schools Friday presented a check to United Way representatives for $966. The money will be used to fund many of the projects the United Way sponsors throughout the year. Present for the presentation were Paul Ahlvin, president of Sikeston Community Teachers Association, and United Way volunteers Irene Hopper and Kathleen Wissman.

BENTON - In the only race for office that engendered any surface heat or acrimony, Fred E. Steck, prosecuting attorney seeking re-election, defeated City Attorney Manuel Drumm.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Senior High School Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the SHS Field House under the direction of Agatha "Gay" French. Dallas Tjaden, concertmaster of the Northeast Arkansas Symphony, will present a violin solo piece in Handel's "Concerto No. 24." French will play the other solo and choral director William T. Grega will be the guest conductor.

SIKESTON - A handicap accessibility ramp was constructed by city crews at the Tanner Street Gymnasium. The ramp is part of the city's effort to provide greater access for the disabled to public buildings and other facilities.