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Looking Back in Time at Nov. 12

Tuesday, November 12, 2002

ENID, Okla. - Pvt. Lyn P. Swaim, 32, of Sikeston, Mo., who long years ago held the title "The World's Youngest Barber" is now a member of the ground forces of the U.S. Air Force. But all barbers of this basic flying school are civilians - so Pvt. Swaim has packed away his comb and scissors and taken up a set of headphones.

SIKESTON - Phil Waldman Jr. has been selected as area chairman for the 1963 Heart Fund Drive, it was announced by M. Graham Clark, state Heart Fund Chairman of Point Lookout. Mr. Waldman will be the key man in the campaign in Scott, New Madrid, Mississippi, Pemiscot and Dunklin counties.

SIKESTON - As part of its grand opening activities Nov. 2-4, BJ's Kwik Shop, 905 S. Main St., offered regular gasoline for 99 cents a gallon and unleaded for $1.03 per gallon. The low prices lined up as many as 25 cars at a time and as long a two blocks. Managers of the business, Bobbi and Michael Barbour, said the promotion was very successful.

MINER - Potential bidders on Miner's waste-disposal contract crowded into city hall Monday, expressing concerns about the worrisome Subtitle D.

SIKESTON - "For the time being, the 200-day school calendar has been moved to the back burner," came the concluding statement from Sikeston R-6 School Board President Dan Lape at Tuesday's meeting. "The Board of Education supports the 200-day proposal, however it is our opinion that the implementation of such a plan right now would be untimely."

SIKESTON - Southeast Missouri State University President Dr. Kala M. Stroup will be guest speaker for the Farmer's Recognition Banquet Nov. 19.