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Tuesday, March 2, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Day have bought the residence property of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Mow Jr. at 229 E. Kathleen St. and expect to occupy it about Thursday.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Robert S. Matthews, resident of the Sikeston Industrial Development Co., today presented a check for $6,750 to Mayor Harry Dudley for the sale of four and one-half acres of industrial park property to the Tucker Truck Co. of Cape Girardeau. Charles Harris, president of the firm, said that construction should begin soon on a modern terminal.

20 years ago

ADVANCE - The Advance City Council has allocated $1,000 to be used toward a mail campaign for supporting local industry. Mayor Lawrence H. Umfleet Sr. also plans to seek a $1,000 pledge from the Advance Chamber of Commerce and $1,000 pledge from the Advance Improvement Corp. to cover expenses for the mailing of 6,000 letters and brochures.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - When 24-year-old Ann Lucas was hired to be a salad bar attendant at Golden Corral, she was a little scared. So many foods had to go in so many places. Ann hadn't done anything like that before and became confused easily. The boss gave her a diagram and some training, and then she was on her own. In January, Lucas was named Employee of the Month at the busy Sikeston restaurant, which was ranked No. 1 in its chain.

SIKESTON - First- and second-grade students at Southwest Elementary School recently had a multi-cultural day. The teachers dressed in the attire of a particular country and the students were read to about that country and participated in various activities.