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Looking Back 12/20

Thursday, December 20, 2007

SIKESTON - The Kaiser-Frazier franchise for the Sikeston area has been awarded to the H&H Motor Sales Co. on Highway 60 East. The sales office will be located in the building formerly occupied by the Commercial Cooling Corp. at the east edge of Sikeston. In the company are R.C. Howerton and his son, Curt Howerton and son-in-law, Van Hawkins.

JEFFERSON CITY - Maurice Hixon, chief engineer of the Coleman Steam Plant, was appointed vice-chairman of the local government employee retirement systems board of directors Dec. 21 in Jefferson City.

SIKESTON - Santa Claus made a special stop at Powell's Day Care, 806 Williams St., Monday to visit with the children. There are approximately 15 children in the class.

SIKESTON - Charles Parks was awarded the annual 1987 City of Sikeston Employee of the Year Monday morning. Presenting the honor was Mayor Bill Burch. Parks has been employed by the Public Works Department since Oct. 22, 1984.

SIKESTON - State funding for the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center is now available. Rep. Joe Heckemeyer said Friday the $1.5 million in general revenue funds can be drawn on whenever the matching funds are raised.

SIKESTON - A glimpse of Ken and Carolyn Cox's yard is all it takes to get an idea of how far some people will go for Christmas. The couple, who live at 210 Lynn in the Mini Farms, have decorations that cover every bit of four acres of land. There is something interesting to look at in every corner.

SIKESTON - The District 10 office of the Missouri Department of Transportation raised $2,600 during their 11th annual chili dinner. MoDOT employees presented a sampling of 100 gifts for local children in low income families to Mercantile Bank for the Christmas Angels Program which is coordinated by the Division of Family Services through the bank.

SIKESTON - Cargill Inc. was recognized at the Head Start Education Forum for its national and local sponsorship of Reading is Fundamental.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Head Start recently held a Christmas program in which they named their king and queen of the Center. Jhakyria Waker was chosen queen and Laderion Orman was named king.