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BMU's new home finished

Sunday, July 18, 2010

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Doug Shaw, information technology administrator for the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities, removes the computer from the old office building's collection window during the move Friday.
(Scott Welton, Staff)
SIKESTON -- Moving is often a bittersweet experience.

The Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities' move into their new office building this weekend, however, was one completely without regrets.

"It's like the first day of school, kids at Christmas," said Darron McCracken, job foreman for Interior Plus, who was putting the last ceiling tiles up and going over the punchlist Friday.

If anyone has memories in the old building, it would be Diane Lane, who does data processing for BMU: only two other people have been working at the BMU longer than her.

"I worked in this building for 37 years," Lane said Friday as she gathered the last items from the old building for the move.

When asked if she would miss the old office, however, there was no nostalgic pause: "No! Not at all!"

"It's an exciting day," said Marsha Witt, finance manager, during the move. "We're happy."

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