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Looking Back in Time at May 13

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

SIKESTON - Miss Mary Jane Sikes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Sikes, was one of a group of students from the Institute of Musical Arts of Julliard School of Music to broadcast "Misere" for women's chorus by Hesse over station WQXR in New York last Saturday.

DIEHLSTADT - There's a new business operating in Diehlstadt. Ladora Quertermous, owner, is now operating a beauty shop located in her recently completed home.

DEXTER - A parade and the selection of Little Mr. and Miss Redhead will kick off annual Strawberry Festival Week activities Saturday.

SIKESTON - Facing economic uncertainty, Sikeston R-6 School Board voted to waive the district's breakfast program for the next three years. "Most schools that have a breakfast program have kitchens at each school site and most bus runs and starting times are the same for elementary and secondary schools," explained Dr. Robert Buchanan, superintendent of Sikeston Public Schools. Reasons for the decision included unknown revenue projections for 1993-94 and that some schools would require the transporting of food to all sites by 6:30 a.m. Cafeteria employees report to work at 6 a.m. but if the breakfast program is implemented, some would need to report by 5 a.m. Bus routes would also have to begin earlier.

SIKESTON - Sikeston Mayor Pro Tem Mike Moll visited Hunter Acres Caring Center to sign a proclamation for National Nursing Home Week. Activity Director Kay Bewley and residents Clinton Cox and Estelle McMinn, residents of the center, were present for the signing.