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Looking Back in Time at Oct. 3

Friday, October 3, 2003

SIKESTON - Mrs. Elzie Boardman invited a group of children to a wiener roast Tuesday evening in honor of the seventh birthday anniversary of her daughter, Rita Faye.

CARBONDALE, Ill. - The final selection of Southern Illinois University's team, which will compete in the nationally televised GE. College Bowl, has been completed, SIU's varsity scholars will include William M. Lingle, 20, a junior at SIU and son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lingle of Sikeston.

CAPE GIRARDEAU - KBSI-TV, known as Cape Family Television, a new UHF Independent TV station (Channel 23) began broadcasting Sept. 10 in the Southeast Missouri area.

SIKESTON - Voters in 10 area school districts will cast ballots Tuesday on the state's requirements for a minimum local funding level. The Outstanding Schools Act, passed by the General Assembly during the 1993 legislative session, enacts a new school foundation aid formula. The formula is used to allocate more than $1 billion in state aid to the state's 536 school districts. This legislation also set a $2.75 minimum levy per $100 assessed valuation. Beginning Sept. 1, 1994, any school district that does not have a levy of at least $2.75 will not receive any of the additional $315 million in state aid provided by the new law.

SIKESTON - Early morning negotiations between Falcon Cable Television and WPSD, a Paducah, Ky., NBC affiliate, resulted in a temporary agreement that will keep the network on the air in Sikeston.