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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Looking Back in Time at Oct. 24

Thursday, October 24, 2002

SIKESTON - Approximately 575 tons of scrap have been hurled back into World War II by patriotic Scott Countians to keep production of armaments in the mills going.

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Boone are parents of a son born Monday at the Sikeston General Hospital.

SIKESTON - By a vote of better than 33 to one, the voters in the special school election yesterday on a proposal to issue $600,000 in bonds for school purposes approved the proposal. It was a light turnout with only 1,194 ballots cast, the result was 1,159 for and 35 against.

SIKESTON - Sikeston Girl Scouts spent a cold Saturday morning painting Halloween designs on the windows of downtown businesses. Ghosts, goblins, witches and jack-o-lanterns were painted in bright colors to represent the Halloween tradition which will be observed next week.

SIKESTON - Donations to the Sikeston Area United Way Fund are lagging and officials are worried about the impact this will have on local charities. In the past two weeks, the barometer which marks the drive's progress has climbed only 8 percent reaching just under the half way mark since the drive's kickoff in September. Funds are running about $10,000 behind this same time last year as the United Way strives to reach $76,000, the same goal as the 1991-92 drive.

SIKESTON - Sikeston Chamber of Commerce members heartily endorsed goals Dr. Robert Buchanan, superintendent of Sikeston Public Schools, established for the local school system. He was one of three who addressed the group at its Thursday meeting at the Golden Corral.