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Looking Back 8/1

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Employees of the J.C. Penney store enjoyed a picnic supper yesterday.

40 years ago

CHARLESTON - Louis Chaney and Bill E. Sellers, both of Potosi, have been hired to fill vacancies in the Charleston R-1 School District. Chaney, hired as an assistant superintendent of secondary education, will serve as principal of the high school, replacing D.W. Goddard. Sellers replaces Bill Hodges, assistant superintendent.

SIKESTON - The City Council Monday night passed a resolution calling for the creation of a sewer district to serve residents of the Clayton Heights area. The estimated cost of the construction, installation of manholes and other necessary work in the district comes to $12,702. Its name will be Sewer District 3. 20 years ago

Aug. 1, 1986

SIKESTON - If you attempted to take advantage of the low gasoline prices on Sikeston Friday and Saturday, you may have had to wait in line. Gas prices dipped to 49.9 cents for regular and 55.9 cents for unleaded Friday.

SIKESTON - Pat Marble has been promoted to executive director of the Sikeston Chamber of Commerce. Prior to the promotion, Mrs. Marble was chamber manager for two years. Before joining the staff, she worked as sales manager at the Ramada Inn for almost two years.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Christopher Veatch, 16, of Campbell has muscular dystrophy and a driver's permit. The act of driving a vehicle seemed just a dream for him until his parents contacted United Mobility Systems of Sikeston. The company transformed a Dodge Caravan to meet his special needs with the help of Braun Corporation in Wianamac, Ind., which lowered the floor 10 inches to accommodate the modifications made. Now Christopher has the freedom all his other friends experience.