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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Looking Back 10/25

Thursday, October 25, 2007

SIKESTON - E.C. Robinson Lumber Co. takes pleasure in announcing Felix O. Byrd as new manager of the Sikeston Yard.

SIKESTON - The Jarvis Motor Co. and Equipment Co. Inc., Highway 61 North, today announced the securing of the Pontiac franchise. Parts man Charley Johnson and bookkeeper Miss Cloyce Gimlin will be associated with the new firm.

SIKESTON - Merchants have completed plans to set downtown and the Midtowner Village Shopping Center aglow with moonlight activities.

SIKESTON - The annual Harvest Awards Tea, sponsored by the women's committee of the Chamber of Commerce, will be held at the Hunter Memorial Presbyterian Church.

MINER - The saga of Robert Hicks and his water bill has come to an end, temporarily. The Miner Water Department shut off Hicks' water Monday because he reportedly had not paid any of his $709.77 July water charge. In executive session of October's City Council meeting, the council deducted a $349.64 sewer charge from Hicks' $1059.41 total.

CHARLESTON - Beginning Wednesday at 7 p.m. the Charleston Jaycees will be providing guided tours through the Haunted Woods located at the north side of Hillhouse Park. The woods will be open through Saturday night for brave souls daring to enter the premises of ghoulish sights and sounds.

SIKESTON - Nellie Shephard makes more than pies with her apples. Her applehead dolls are lifelike characters caught in time. Wrinkled faces tell stories, fingers fold around fiddles and books, and old blue jeans and fancy frocks adorn bendable bodies about 10 inches tall. Shephard, 80, is not only a master of craft - twice named Arkansas' Best of Show - she is intent on seeing the tradition continue.

SIKESTON - Sherry Padilla, a staff member at JC Penney Styling Salon, was named to Salon District's Top Ten Allstar in sales for the month of August.