Looking Back 10/2

Thursday, October 2, 2003

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. John Fox, who have been residing on Dorothy Street since their home was damaged by fire several months ago, returned to their own dwelling last weekend.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Kendall Sikes, downtown businessman, city councilman and chairman of the Sikeston Merchants Association, which will administer the operation of the new parking lot, performed a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly constructed parking lot on North Kingshighway.

20 years ago

Oct. 2, 1983

SIKESTON - Sikeston Mayor Kenneth Bridger proclaims this week as National Higher Education Week. Special programs are planned throughout the nation in observance of the week. Bridger urged residents to acknowledge and show their appreciation of the contributions of college-trained minds to Sikeston and the nation.

10 years ago

CHARLESTON - The County Commission Thursday concurred with assessor Ed DeField that an attorney should be consulted regarding the claimed tax-exempt status for Prairie Groves Apartments in East Prairie. The 36-unit senior citizen apartment complex on Millar Road is owned by a California corporation and does not pay property taxes, based on the premise that it is a non-profit group.

SIKESTON - In an effort to provide area businesses with a "working" Chamber of Commerce, Board members have scheduled a public forum. The meeting is slated for 7 p.m. Thursday at Fisherman's Net. "We are inviting member and non-member businesses and individuals to attend this meeting," said Mark Nelson, Chamber president. "We want to have a positive image for the Chamber. Those people who have significant input on the matter are encouraged to attend.

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