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Looking Back in Time at Oct. 9

Thursday, October 9, 2003

SIKESTON - Workers at the International Shoe Company factory in Sikeston voted to become unionized and to be represented by the CIO.

SIKESTON - Should Sikeston have a curfew ordinance with teeth in it to curb the late-at-night activities of juveniles? A curfew ordinance that would make parents and/or guardians responsible for the whereabouts of their children at night? A curfew ordinance has been before the city council for more than a month. At a meeting Oct. 21, the councilmen will vote one way or the other.

SIKESTON - Even with a slight reduction in the number of building permits issued last month, this year is still ahead of 1982, especially in relation to residential housing starts. The estimated construction cost of permits written last month was $369,106 more than September 1982's total of $74,812.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Department of Public Safety visited local schools this week as part of National Fire Prevention Week. First grade students at Southeast Elementary held their hands over their ears as the fire truck siren was sounded.

SIKESTON - For a decade now, the skills of athletes have been challenged with such sporting events as bingo, spelling and cow milking. This may not be the Olympics, but if you talk to those attending Friday's Golden Age Games, the pride of the participants is no less than their much younger counterparts. Even when your hair is silver, there is glory in winning the gold. Since first conducted in 1983, the Missouri Health Care Association's District 5 Golden Age Games have doubled in the number of participating nursing homes. Friday there will be four times the number of participants since the first games.