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Wednesday, January 7, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Sikeston High School news: Several new students have been enrolled in Sikeston High School for the second semester. They are: Eloise Coots, senior of Diehlstadt; Gwendolyn Coots, junior; Dorothy Atkins, seventh grade, St. Louis; Ray Shelly, seventh grade, Fischer, Ark.; Ellis Martin, seventh grade, Parma; Aaron Mills, a former Sikeston pupil who is returning, seventh grade, St. Louis.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The Anniversary Club of the Sikeston Rebekah Lodge No. 533 elected officers for the year. They are: president, Bobbie Taylor; vice president, Fern Taylor; secretary, Ruth Jones; and treasurer, Carrie Petifurd.

20 years ago

NEW MADRID - City residents may be enjoying lower taxes in 1984. The city's tax levy and problems with the water and sewer lines were discussed at the New Madrid City Council meeting Tuesday. Several members of the New Madrid Country Club came before the council to discuss a portion of their water bills. A leak was discovered on the club's side of the water meter, they said.

10 years ago

CHARLESTON - With Tuesday's filing opening for municipal elections several incumbents and other candidates placed their "hats in the ring." The filing deadline is Feb. 1 for the April 5 election. Charleston's filing deadline for the City Council was Dec. 7.

NEW MADRID - Filing has opened in communities throughout New Madrid County for the April 5 municipal election, but for the most part, possible candidates have not indicated their intentions to seek office. Filing for office will remain open until Feb. 1.