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Looking Back in Time at Aug. 6

Tuesday, August 6, 2002

SIKESTON - Miss Geneva Adkins of Crowder has accepted a position as stenographer-clerk in the central office of the Sikeston Production Credit Association, John R. Gaty, secretary-treasurer, announced today.

BENTON - Under protest but bowing to the ultimatum of the State Tax Commission issued several months ago that a blanket increase be placed on all real estate valuations in Scott County, the County Court has directed County Clerk Phil Waldman Jr. to extend the tax books to be made up by Alfred A. Halter, county assessor, with a blanket increase of 9 percent on all real estate in Scott County including, of course, Sikeston.

SIKESTON - Jim Bishop of East Prairie was re-elected to the Production Credit Association Board of Directors during the 49th annual Sikeston PCA meeting Thursday evening at the Sikeston High School band shell.

10 years ago: Aug. 6, 1992

SIKESTON - Three Scott County races saw the incumbent candidate fall before a nearly 50 percent turnout in Tuesday's primary election, resulting in a voter turnout of 46.17 percent. There were no Republican candidates for Scott County offices. Incumbent Sheriff Bill Ferrell with 5,516 votes, bested A.E. Mills who received 3,911 votes. Theresa Houchin surprised incumbent Gerald Inman in the assessor's race, 4,180 to 3,833. David Dolan upset incumbent Fielding Potashnick in the race for associate judge Division 4, with 5,654 votes while Potashnick received 3,391. In the coroner's race, incumbent Scott C. Amick outdistanced challenger Lonnie Ponder by a 5,623 to 3,589 margin.