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Looking Back 10/2

Saturday, October 1, 2005

SIKESTON -At the Malone Theatre today, "China Sky" with Randolph Scott, "Three Cabelleros," a Walt Disney feature, will be tomorrow. At the Rex today is "The Cowboy and the Lady." Tomorrow is scheduled "Roger Touhy, Gangster" and "Zombies on Broadway."

SIKESTON - Charles Dement and Ralph Carroll have been named co-chairmen for the Scott County War Fund Drive, which is to begin Oct. 17.

CHARLESTON - The R-1 Board of Education again voted not to release Superintendent of Schools W.R. Pierce Jr. from his contract effective Dec. 31, 1965. The vote was three to three. Four votes in favor of the release are required.

SIKESTON - The Department of Public Safety and Department of Works have opened the 100 block of New Madrid Street for two-way traffic and the 100 block of Front Street to one-way traffic. These streets have been roped off after fire destroyed Cheatham's Furniture Store on Saturday morning. The estimate of damage has been placed at almost $2 million. The fire marshal's report has not been completed. It is anticipated the structure will be demolished.

SIKESTON - More than two month ago, U.S. Attorney Edward Dowd and a number of state and local lawmakers descended on Sikeston to announce the beginning of Operation Weed and Seed, a program to deal with the city's drug problem. They conducted the meeting in Sunset, a troubled neighborhood on the city's southwestern edge. That night, police arrested a suspected drug dealer cruising around the outdoor meeting. The arrest was part of Weed and Seed's weeding side - an effort to put drug dealers out of business.