Looking Back 3/21

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

SIKESTON - Hank Savage, Wayne Limbaugh and Curtis Bryant will leave Tuesday for Pine Bluff, Ark., where they will have tryouts with the Browns baseball organization Wednesday.

SIKESTON - Banking officials of the Bank of Sikeston, the First National Bank of Sikeston and the First State Bank of Morehouse announced changes in banking hours to allow them to close on Saturdays, beginning April 8. The change in hours is attributed partially to the wage and hour law's effect on payment for overtime and consideration of employees' requests for a five-day work week.

SIKESTON - Concentration was the name of the game if you wanted to be a winner at the eighth annual Xi Zeta Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Carnival World. To win prizes, youngsters - sometimes with the help of parents - played such games as bingo, bowling and ring toss. The annual event was attended Saturday at the old Middle School gymnasium. Approximately 200 children participated.

SIKESTON - Walter Stafford of Portageville was the recipient of Kingsway Plaza Mall's second annual Pot O' Gold drawing Tuesday. In winning, Stafford received lottery tickets, gifts and gift certificates from mall merchants. There were 5,000 entrants for the contest.

SIKESTON - Anthony G. Green outlined immediate plans for the Sikeston branch of the NAACP at a press conference Thursday at Roberta Rowe Park. Green, president of the local organization, introduced other officers and committee heads who addressed the media and members of the public emphasizing the return of the NAACP presence in Sikeston "for the benefit of all." Reportedly, the Sikeston branch is one of the oldest in the area, dating back to 1942.

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