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Looking Back 3/25

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

BENTON - Mrs. H.C. Watkins Jr. entertained with a party Sunday afternoon in honor of her daughter, Diane's birthday.

DIEHLSTADT - Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Malone of Diehlstadt celebrated their golden wedding anniversary March 21 with a family reunion in the home of their daughter, Mrs. Doarse Sneed of Diehlstadt.

NEW MADRID - A long disputed school property question which arose when the city of Sikeston extended its boundaries into New Madrid County in 1963 could be settled as a result of a declaratory judgment filed Tuesday in circuit court. Judge William Billings ruled in favor of the Sikeston R-6 school district which contended that the taxes collected for the property annexed to Sikeston should be paid to the Sikeston R-6 school district, rather than the Matthews R-5 district.

SIKESTON - Tax revelation won't come from sweating bullets. Only the U.S. Congress can provide relief, and as many taxpayers have hoped, so also the tax preparer. Tax reform enacted in 1986 overhauled the system, spiraling tax understanding into the Dark Ages, say a random sampling of area preparers. Topping the dread list is Schedule A or itemized deductions.

SIKESTON - Beautiful weather Saturday morning added to the fun of the annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Sikeston Junior Women's Club. The event was conducted at Malone Park as children in three age groups raced through the park to see who could find the most eggs.

EAST PRAIRIE - Through the generosity of present and former East Prairie residents, funds were contributed to landscape the grounds at the library. The East Prairie Garden Club is coordinating the project.

SIKESTON - Chad Jennings, 18-year-old Sikeston Senior High student, has been selected as one of 15 students in Missouri to receive the 1998 Outstanding Achievement in Citizenship Award. In the past 32 years, only three students from Sikeston Public Schools have been selected for the honor.