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Looking Back 8/14

Monday, August 14, 2006

SIKESTON - Bob Guess has sold his lease, tools and goodwill to the garage near the Marshall Hotel. Lon Nall, who bought the property, already has taken possession.

SIKESTON - A business education instructor at Sikeston Senior High School will participate in a newspaper workshop at Washington University in St. Louis. Rovena Hillsman has been awarded a scholarship by the St. Louis Post-

Dispatch to attend the workshop.

SIKESTON - New Madrid and Scott City All-Stars will meet on the baseball diamond in the 11th Annual Little League Tournament championship tonight at Puckett Field. New Madrid slipped past Sikeston's All-Stars 3-1, while Scott City defeated Oran 4-2.

20 years ago -- Aug. 14, 1986

SIKESTON - Sikeston fall sports work-outs got under way at Sikeston Wednesday. The volleyball team's practice drew 37 athletes in preparation for the season opener Sept. 4 against Oran. The cross country team began work for the season opener at the Northwest House Springs Invitational Sept. 6. The team will also host the Sikeston Invitational Sept. 13.

MINER - The following letters of resignation were received and announced by Mayor Betty Barnes: Allen Towe, alderman, effective Sept. 11; Cindy Cole, city collector, effective Aug. 30; Janet Tuttle, city clerk, effective Aug. 23; Gina Patterson, effective Aug. 30; and Terry Cole, Planning and Zoning Commission chairman, effective immediately. All resignations were accepted by Alderman Norma Tatum, Dixie Wheeler and Kelles Wade, with the exception of Tuttle's, where Wade voted to abstain. None of the letters stated reasons for resigning. Barnes said she expects to make appointments for some of the city staff positions at a special meeting Thursday.