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Looking Back 10/13

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

60 years ago

CHARLESTON - Lieut. Lex May, formerly editor of The Charleston Democrat, visited his mother, Mrs. Frank May, at Charleston while on leave recently. Lt. May graduated from the Naval Reserve Officers Indoctrination School at Tucson, Ariz.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Several area residents who passed the state bar examination last June have been announced by the state board of law examiners in Jefferson City. Included in the 164 who passed are: James E. Moore III, Sikeston; Thomas Patrick Baker and C.H. Parsons Jr., Dexter; Billy G. Payne, Matthews; James R. Robison, Advance; and Preston Rynerson, East Prairie.

20 years ago

Oct. 13, 1984

SIKESTON - Bob Gee and Orville Skalsky received the City Administration Employee of the Year Award at the City of Sikeston Appreciation Banquet Friday night at the Ramada Inn. Gee has been employed by the Public Safety Division of the City since 1979, and Skalsky has been an employee of the Municipal Board of Utilities for 43 years. The awards were presented by Scott Matthews, chairman of the Board of Municipal Utilities and E.R. "Dick" Inman, director of municipal utilities.

10 years ago

BENTON - Missouri International Raceway in Benton, in cooperation with the Sikeston Eagles No. 3319, hosted a CP Center Night at the Races recently for clients who attend the CP Center.


CHARLESTON - Mississippi County residents will be asked to continue a half-cent sales tax in the November election. Not a new tax, but a continuation of the one currently in effect. The County Commission officially voted at its September meeting to place the issue on the ballot.