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Looking Back in Time at Oct. 22

Tuesday, October 22, 2002

SIKESTON - The P.C. Editor says: The Standard asks its subscribers to be patient in instances when a delivery of a paper must be made by a person who has missed them on the regular route. Western Union boys now are forbidden to make delivery of newspapers and taxicabs cannot make such deliveries now. Thus we are forced to wait until off school hours to obtain the services of a boy to deliver the newspapers. So don't cuss us. Cuss Hitler.

SIKESTON - Earl R. Jarvis, chairman of this year's Delta Community Concert Association, expressed satisfaction today over the results of the membership campaign which ended Saturday.

MARSTON - Ground work has yet to begin on a housing project which is creating controversy in this small community. A 19-unit low-income and elderly housing project has been proposed for the city to be constructed. The board will discuss and try to resolve water and wastewater shortfalls so that the construction can proceed.

SIKESTON - The football series between Cape Central and Sikeston doesn't have the fire or the battles with Charleston. It hasn't lasted as long as the series with Jackson. What it offers is competitiveness. Cape Central trails the 75-game series, 36-32-7 but has won 13 of the past 21. The Tigers are the only Southeast Missouri team with a winning (9-6) record against SHS since Charlie Vickery became head coach.

SIKESTON - The Eighth Annual Southwestern Bell Sikeston Operators reunion was held recently at the Fishermans Net in Sikeston. The reunion was former, retired and active employees of Southwestern Bell. Those in attendance came from Missouri, Kentucky and Illinois.