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Looking Back 10/29

Monday, October 29, 2007

SIKESTON - The Rev. E.D. Owen, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sikeston, was re-elected as vice moderator of the Missouri Baptist General Association for 1948 as the association closed its 113th annual convention in Moberly late yesterday.

SIKESTON - A burglary of $575 in appliances and sundry items was discovered at 7:30 a.m. today at Riggs Wholesale Co., 800 West North St., police reported.

SIKESTON - Pamela Ann Marsh, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Marsh is the calendar girl for November.

BENTON - Scott County elected officials have voted to accept the maximum pay increase allowed by state legislation designed to give counties local control of salaries. The vote Thursday at the county courthouse by the eight-

member Scott County Salary Commission was unanimous. The wages become effective Jan. 1, 1988.

CHARLESTON - Charleston city residents and voters in the Charleston R-I School District will be balloting on special propositions in the Nov. 3 election. The R-I School District is seeking approval of a 40 cent per $100 assessed valuation increase in the tax levy for the purpose of capital improvements and other operating expenditures.

SIKESTON - The students at Southeast Elementary in Sikeston were busy helping in Make A Difference Day. They collected towels to give to the Sikeston Humane Society and they also adopted a wolf to set free in the wild.

SIKESTON - Sikeston Custom Detail celebrated its grand opening recently with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new business, located at 919 E. Malone Ave.

NEW MADRID - Volunteers to restore the Higgerson School continue to work each Saturday in New Madrid on the historic building. Moved from its location near the Mississippi River levee, the building has been re-roofed and new cypress siding used on the side of the building.