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Looking Back 4/29

Friday, April 29, 2005

SIKESTON - New arrival: Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bandy of St. Louis are the parents of a daughter born at the local hospital.

SIKESTON - In a special meeting Friday at 5 p.m., the City council adopted the budget for the fiscal year 1965-66 of $619,815. The contingent fund is $40,055.

SIKESTON - The City of Sikeston opened bids at 4 p.m. Tuesday for two emergency warning sirens. Jerry Williams of Federal Signal Corporation, one of the companies submitting a bid for the project, demonstrated a warning siren Tuesday afternoon at the Sikeston Memorial Airport. Also attending were Gerald Howard, Sikeston's emergency planning coordinator, and Glenn Greene, Scott County civil defense director. The city has $25,000 in this year's budget for the warning system. Eventually emergency preparedness officials hope to have five warning sirens placed in strategic locations throughout the city.

SIKESTON - The First National Bank President Troy L. Wilson will participate in the White House Conference on Small Business in Washington, D.C. "I feel this is a great honor, not only for myself, but for the community as a whole," said Wilson. "The conference is an opportunity for America's small business community to make its views known to the Clinton administration and Congress." Wilson's name was submitted for the conference by Congressman Bill Emerson.

SIKESTON - The Beta Sigma Phi chapters recently announced their presidents for the 1995-96 year. Beverly Stevener will lead the Xi Zeta Alpha Chapter while Nell Baker is the president of the Xi Epsilon Chapter. The Preceptor chapter's president is Barbara Stalling, Cyndi Ledbetter is heading up the Gamma Chapter, Courtney Bidell the Upsilon Omega Chapter and Nadine Collins is the president of the Laureate Chapter.

LILBOURN - Karie Riggs, daughter of Ronnie Riggs and Donna Riggs, is the recipient of the Clay S. Porter Memorial Scholarship. She plans to pursue a degree in nursing at Southwest Missouri State University.