Looking Back in Time at Oct. 7

Tuesday, October 7, 2003

SIKESTON - Miss Mary Em Donnell, who entered Missouri University at Columbia, has pledged Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.

SIKESTON - The 1963 United Fund of Sikeston campaign officially got under way this morning with a kickoff breakfast at the Rustic Rock Inn, where directors and volunteer workers were guests.

SIKESTON - The former Dunn Hotel building, located at the corner of West Malone and North New Madrid streets, has been inducted into the state registry of historic places. The building, constructed about 1912, reportedly would be first in Sikeston to be included on the National Register of Historic Places.

SIKESTON - After months of preparation, Sikeston Public Schools officials can breathe a sigh of relief over the Proposition C rollback waiver. "The R-6 district received a resounding "yes" vote in Tuesday's election. We are very pleased with the way things turned out," said Dr. Robert Buchanan, superintendent of Sikeston Public Schools.

SIKESTON -Dave Schaefer describes one of his favorite editorial cartoons where a pollster reports the percentage of people in favor of NAFTA, the number opposed and the majority think it is a new snack by Nabisco. Sometimes when trying to explain the North American Free Trade Agreement and its impact on Southeast Missouri, Schaefer says he feels like that pollster - most people just don't know what NAFTA is. Schaefer and other members of the United We Stand Organization are working to let Southeast Missourians know that they believe the proposed treaty will have a negative effect on the United States.

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