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Looking Back in Time at Aug. 29

Friday, August 29, 2003

SIKESTON - Mrs. Fern Bowman is acting as an assistant in the Leo Fisher office this week during the absence of Mrs. Hunter Albritton, who is on vacation.

SIKESTON - The 1963 version of the Sikeston Bulldogs grid team took the practice field yesterday for their first workout under Coach Sapp.

CHARLESTON - The city council in special session Tuesday night heard a report from City Manager Bob Morris on a meeting he attended in Jefferson City about the proposed merger of electric companies.

10 years ago: Aug. 29, 1993

SIKESTON - Smooth seems to be the key word describing the opening of schools throughout the area. Sikeston R-6 Superintendent Robert Buchanan said the first week of classes has been excellent. Initial enrollment figures hit 4,352, which is up slightly over the 1992 enrollment figures. At Scott Central, enrollment is up by 35, bringing the number of students in grades K-12 to 403, according to Superintendent Ray Shoaf. Today, students of the Kelly school system near Benton returned for a short day that ended at 1:22 p.m. The classrooms have no air conditioning, a problem currently being solved by construction workers. School bells began ringing a little after 8 a.m. Monday for students attending Chaffee Schools and if the first two days are any indication of the rest of the academic year, it's going to be a good year, said Wayne Pressley, superintendent. There were a number of new administrators, including a new superintendent watching the opening day of classes last week in the New Madrid County R-1 School District. The opening of school, reported Superintendent Dr. Mike Barns, was smooth. First day of school for students in the Charleston R-1 District and East Prairie R-2 District begin for full sessions today. Enrollment figures will be available later this week. "If things were going any better, I don't know what I'd do," remarked Carrell Odom, who seems to be pleased with his first week as superintendent of Richland Schools. Student enrollment is estimated around 455, about the same as last year.