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Looking Back in Time at Aug. 26

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

BELL CITY - Lt. Clifton C. Foster, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Foster of Bell City, is missing in action in the European Theater, according to a notification sent to his parents.

SIKESTON - Miss Rachel Branum, seaman second class of the WAVES, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.V. Branum of Sikeston, was injured recently in an explosion at the post where she is stationed in Washington, D.C.

CHAFFEE - The Chaffee Signal Press Inc. has been sold by Ralph Mattocks to Bob Kielhofner.

SIKESTON - Edward C. Matthews and 15 other Southeast Missouri men recently returned from a tour of Russia.

SIKESTON - Cindy Vowels is one of 10 new teachers in the R-6 school system who began their first day of classes Friday. She is employed at Morehouse Elementary.

SIKESTON - The City of Sikeston is preparing to enter the 1993 Missouri Community Betterment Awards Competition. "The state-sponsored program is designed to encourage local volunteer projects that will make a community more attractive to economic development and provide a better quality of life for its citizens," said Pat Marble, Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce director. Sikeston will compete with other communities of comparable size for cash awards and recognition. Judging is based on a project book and on-site viewing. "The judges will receive the books before they tour

our city," Marble said.

BENTON - Entertainment for everyone is the promise of organizers of the 24th annual Benton Neighbor Day Celebration set for Sept. 3 and 4.