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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Looking Back in Time at May 12

Monday, May 12, 2003

SIKESTON -Poppies in tribute to America's battle dead of two wars will be worn in Sikeston on May 29, Mrs. C.C. Cummins, president of the 114th Unit of the American Legion Auxiliary, has announced.


CAPE GIRARDEAU - Mr. and Mrs. F.X. Schumacher are parents of a girl born at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. It is their third child.

LILBOURN - Darlene Howell, Lilbourn High School senior and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Howell of Marston, today was named to receive the James C. Top Scholarship Award. The award consists of $100 in cash and will be given to Miss Howell when she enrolls in a fully accredited college or university.

SIKESTON - Sandy Wilmurth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wilmurth of East Prairie, will portray Alice in this weekend's production of "Alice in Wonderland" to be performed at the Harris-Cheney Cultural Center.

MINER - The Miner Board of Aldermen took steps to resolve several longstanding issues at its Tuesday meeting. One such issue, the payment of Tom Brock, took up much of the board's time. Brock, who attempted in 1991 to sell the city some property and a building for its city hall, turned in a bill several months ago for an appraisal requested by the board. Brock claimed the work, done by Hooper Appraisal Service, cost him $1,500. He said the city owed him the money. No contract was made for the city to pay Brock for his appraisal, noted Alderman Dianne Conn, but city officials did say that they would have their own appraisal done and compare it to Brock's. The city didn't produce an appraisal at the agreed-upon time.