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Looking Back 7/22

Friday, July 22, 2005

SIKESTON - JoAnn Goetz is spending this week at Camp Zoe near Round Spring.

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SIKESTON - Charley Boyce transacted business in St. Louis this week.

NEW MADRID - A new superintendent of school for this community was named today by the school board.

SIKESTON - Richard R. Esposito has assumed the position as publisher-

general manager for The Daily Standard. Esposito joined Thomson Newspaper in 1976 and has held position with newspapers in New York and Florida and more recently served as a marketing consultant for the firm.

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SIKESTON - The Sikeston International Raceway is under new ownership and new management which means new rules as well as the revival of an old class and new features. Gene Reid of Portageville took control as owner of the race track the week of July 15 with great success, according to track manager Rick Slavings. Slavings also returns to the track after leaving at the end of last season.

NEW MADRID - Included among the New Madrid County R-1 School District's budget for the coming year is the construction of a new Middle School for students in sixth through eighth grade. The R-1 Board adopted a budget at its July meeting with expenditures set at $14,986,557 which is up from the $12,239,913 spent in the 1994-95 school year. The Middle School construction bid was opened at the meeting and low bid of $3,999,995 submitted by Brown Construction Co. of Dexter was accepted.

SIKESTON - Four of the 41 recruits of the 69th Recruit Class of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Academy are assigned to the local area for field training. Troopers Anna K. Sanders and Lonnie Lejeune will train in Sikeston. Trooper Jody Laramore and Trooper Scott Stoelting also will be training in Troop E.