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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Looking Back in Time at Dec. 2

Monday, December 2, 2002

CHARLESTON - Charleston's Bluejays uncorked too much power for the Sikeston Bulldogs and emerged triumphant, 14-0 in the 32nd renewal of the gridiron rivalry between the schools Thanksgiving Day.

SIKESTON - A $40,000 office building for the Scott County Milling Co., being built adjacent to the mill on West Malone Avenue, a $20,000 residence, two $10,000 residences and two $7,000 residences accounted for most of the $95,450 in construction permits issued during November.

SIKESTON - Leisa Wasson of Sikeston, assisted by Shirley Braddock of Sikeston, visited Lee Hunter Elementary School Tuesday morning in an effort to inform students about guide dogs. Miss Wasson's guide dog, Cindy, is the only reported seeing-eye dog in the area and the two have been working together for several months. She emphasized that people should never talk to or pet Cindy. She said such interruptions will distract the dog and could eventually disrupt the training and conditioning the dog has received.

PORTAGEVILLE - It may take some time for the Sikeston girls basketball team to adjust to new coach Lee Brooks' fast-paced philosophy. He just hopes it doesn't take too long. "Sometimes when you bring in a new style," Brooks explained, after a 57-43 loss in the season opener, "the older players are the last to come around."

SIKESTON - These seats won't be musical chairs for at least another three years. The filing period for two seats on the Sikeston City Council closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday with the only interest shown by the two incumbents, Terry Bryant and Chuck Leible. Bryant is the city's mayor.