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Looking Back 1/6

Monday, January 7, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mary Anne Lankford was elected "most representative girl" by the senior class Tuesday. While releasing the announcement, the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution said it will again conduct a tour of Washington, D.C., in April.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Business was booming this morning at the city collector's office as last-minute auto owners rushed to the office to purchase city stickers. Ronald Lee, city collector, reported his office was issuing stickers at the rate of one a minute.

20 years ago

EAST PRAIRIE - The City Council voted to change insurance companies at its Tuesday meeting. City Administrator Kathy Simpkins said the new coverage will save East Prairie $7-8,000 for benefit.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The City Council unanimously approved an amendment designed to make parents more responsible for children who violate the city's curfew law. The amendment was requested by Mark Madigan, Scott County Juvenile officer. According to Madigan, the wording on the ordinance made enforcement difficult.

NEW MADRID - Stoddard County Sheriff Don Mayberry has submitted his resignation after being sentenced Monday on two felony charges. Mayberry entered an Alford Plea in Division I of New Madrid County Circuit Court on felony counts of stealing and stealing by deceit. An Alford Plea is not an admission of guilt, however does consent to the ruling of the court. Following the court appearance, Mayberry wrote a letter to the governor, notifying him of his resignation. The Stoddard County Clerk's office received a copy of the letter today.