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Looking Back in Time at May 6

Tuesday, May 6, 2003

SIKESTON - Gene Crews, 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Crews, underwent an operation at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau Monday for removal of tonsils and adenoids.

SIKESTON - Harry Maurice Howard, a member of the Smith Chapel Methodist Church and a senior at Sikeston High School, was given a day of honor April 28 at the church. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Howard of Sikeston. Howard was presented a scholarship for the college of his choice.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council Chamber was teeming with generosity Monday night as Mrs. Handy Moore and Mrs. C.D. Matthews III donated the McCoy-Tanner Building and the land on which it is located to the city of Sikeston to be used as a new administrative building. Dan Norton also donated the old Rex Theater building to the city which, when torn down, would provide additional parking space.

SIKESTON - Richard C. Berrier, formerly of Humboldt, Iowa, assumed the position of Sikeston Industrial Development specialist Tuesday.

SIKESTON - After years of frustration, the Sikeston tennis team gained a measure of revenge over one of the top teams in the state on Tuesday. The double team of Wells Askew and Jay Hux won a 2-1 tie-breaker to give the Bulldogs a 5-4 win over the Indians. It was the first loss for Kennett in three seasons.

NEW MADRID - The New Madrid mayor was authorized to sign a contract between the city of New Madrid and the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department. Each will provide $23,250 for the operation of the city's public transit project.