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Looking Back in Time at Dec. 3

Friday, December 3, 2004

SIKESTON - Two Sikeston men were reported missing in action in the European Theatre of war one day apart, their parents learned in messages from the War Department. Pvt. Jack Dempsey Shelby, son of Mrs. E.P. Aldridge, is missing in France since Nov. 9. Sgt. Lawrence C. Tate, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Tate, is missing in Germany since Nov. 8.

SIKESTON - The Board of Directors of Security National Bank of Sikeston announced the election of Earl M. Allen as vice president and Richard I. Niedling as cashier, effective Jan. 2, 1965.

SIKESTON - Thomas Jennings of Sikeston Route 4 received the 1984 Sikeston Jaycee Outstanding Farmer of the Year.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council reviewed areas that may be used to provide funding for DPS. Steve Borgsmiller, city manager, brought five areas that are feasible areas for generating revenue to the council's attention during a special Wednesday evening meeting. "We are shifting some areas to free up some revenue for DPS, where our needs are greatest at this time," he said.

NEW MADRID - Friday night's Ducks Unlimited auction will mark a decade of dedication to a cause by a woman who prefers sewing to shooting. Mildred Henry will donate her 10th quilt to the auction which will culminate the annual fund-raiser for the Riverbend Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, an organization which promotes the preservation of wetlands and hunting in North America.

CHARLESTON - An increase in health care insurance for county officials and employees will go into effect Jan. 1, County Clerk Junior DeLay said.