Looking Back in Time at Jan. 6

Monday, January 6, 2003

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Sikes were hosts at their annual "Open House" Christmas Eve for their friends.

MORLEY - Larry Wayne Hooper was honored with a combined birthday and Christmas party for his birthday. His birthday was on Christmas Eve.

SIKESTON - Receipts for the calendar year of 1962 at the Sikeston Post Office, according to Herman A. Poe, superintendent of mails, were $184,066.82 - an increase of $12,938.64 over the preceding year, or a gain of 7.56 percent.

SIKESTON - Commander H. Spencer Matthews Jr., son of Mrs. H.S. Matthews of Sikeston, has assumed command of Carrier Air Group Two.

SIKESTON - Building permits, generally believed to be an economic barometer, show that Sikeston is at its lowest new construction level in 10 years.

SIKESTON - Philip Boyer, president of Boyer Construction Company and developer of the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores, announced today the appointments of Courtney Corbett as director of public relations and MediaConsultants as agency of record to handle all marketing and advertising.

CHARLESTON - The New Year's Day holiday was just another day for law enforcement officials and in Mississippi County, a new staff in the sheriff's department ushered in 1993 with a swearing-in ceremony. Sheriff Larry Turley, who won election Nov. 3 for a four-year term, was administered his oath Thursday by County Clerk Junior DeLay.

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