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Looking Back 11/15

Thursday, November 15, 2007

WOOD RIVER, Ill. - Hess Perrigan, former Sikeston police officer, now of Wood River, Ill., police department, was awarded top individual award in the state of Illinois during September, according to the Wood River Journal.

SIKESTON - According to a study made by a four-county committee and headed by Robert L. Mitchell of Sikeston, a junior college to serve parts of Mississippi, Scott, Stoddard and New Madrid counties is needed. However, the committee believes it can not possibly secure voter approval in the next year.

MINER - Twenty one bedroom units for the elderly are now being constructed on Blodgett Road in Miner. The facilities are being built by Maco Construction in Clarkton and are being financed by Miner Properties Two. The units also include a laundry room and a recreational room.

CHARLESTON - The Charleston R-1 School District will be one of three districts in Missouri to participate in a state science and mathematics pilot project.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bootheel Food Bank is now serving as a substitute food bank for seven counties in Southern Illinois after a food bank there shut down.

SIKESTON - Virginia Glaus of Benton was the winner of the $100 drawing at Norwood Front Street Fashion, 114 E. Front St. The drawing goes toward a purchase from the McLaughlin Line, a new line of clothing available at Norwood.

SIKESTON - Many family members, friend and employees attended a ribbon cutting ceremony recently in recognition of the grand opening of Days Inn which was conducted on Nov. 8. Delores Knuckles and Steve McPheeters held the ribbon while owner Bob Barot carefully made the cut.