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Looking Back 3/12

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

SIKESTON - Bobby Dover, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Dover, left Thursday for Denton, Texas, where he will enter a commercial art school. Dover plans to specialize in neon sign making.

SIKESTON - Four board members were elected to the Chamber of Commerce from eight candidates after ballots were tabulated this morning at the Chamber office. Elected to the board were: Ray Clinton, Donald Bohannon, Kelly Goza and C.D. "Cotton" Springs.

SIKESTON - Social Security representative Roy Ludwig talked with Amy Allen, who will celebrate her 100th birthday next week. Miss Allen, who lives at the Sikeston Convalescent Center, worked until she was 96 years old at Buckner-

Ragsdale Co. A special birthday party is planned in her honor Saturday.


NEW MADRID - New Madrid County predicts "a year in the black." In the summary of the 1988 budget released by the office of County Clerk Jim W. Farrenburg, the county could have an estimated balance of $1,934,261.40 at the end of the budget year.

MATTHEWS - Two sets of royalty were selected at Sells Rest Home during Family Appreciation Night Feb. 20. Employee king and queen were Ronnie Sells and Terry Burns. Resident king and queen were Donald Sexton and Imogene Butler.


SIKESTON - Jim Schwaninger, executive director of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce, told members of the Downtown Merchants the Sikeston Farmers Market is now listed in the Missouri Statewide Directory of Farmer's Markets, which is sent out to producers.