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Looking Back in Time at April 1

Tuesday, April 1, 2003

ADVANCE - Roaring in from the murky west with devastating force, a tornado, Monday afternoon, struck Advance. Loss of life or injuries were avoided and Advance is credited to quick-thinking engineer on the Frisco railroad, Robert M. Moore, who literally raced his train ahead of the swirling funnel and kept his whistle screaming for miles.

SIKESTON - In a three-man city council race, Mayor Harry E. Dudley and Dr. William C. Critchlow, separated by only 13 votes, were re-elected to three-year terms, defeating Henry Bussy.

SIKESTON - The R-6 Board of Education will meet Tuesday. The tentative agenda for business requiring action includes driver's education proposals for the 1983-84 year and a recommendation from the Middle School Planning Committee.


MATTHEWS - Navy Airman Recruit Gail L. Polk, daughter of Evelyn Polk of Matthews, has completed recruit training at the Naval Training Center in Orlando, Fla.

SIKESTON - The Big Friends/Little Friends held their annual Celebrity Roast Wednesday night at the Eagles Club with Bob Matthews as guest of honor. Jerry Aufdenberg was among those on hand to offer a few good-natured jabs.


CHARLESTON - Mississippi County residents will decide the fate of a countywide Enhanced 911 service in addition to filling seats of the city councils and school boards in Tuesday's general election. Approval of the proposed Enhanced 911 system will bring only a modest monthly cost to residents, between 23 and 30 cents per month.