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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back 8/20

Friday, August 20, 2004

60 years ago

NEW MADRID - E.J. Kerr has bought the D.H. Page Used Furniture Store at 710 Prosperity St.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - A glider demonstration, crop-dusting exhibition and barbecue chicken and ribs dinner will highlight the third annual Aviation Day to be held Thursday at the Sikeston Memorial Airport. More than 15 airplanes, ranging in size from small one-engine pleasure craft to twin-engine luxury planes, will be on display. Aviation Day is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Four pots of marijuana were seized at a Lora Street residence Wednesday following surveillance by three Department of Public Safety officers. A suspect was arrested after he was spotted taking one of the pots from the back yard into the home, according to DPS. The suspect is in custody at Sikeston City jail, pending formal charges of cultivating marijuana. There were eight plants in the pots, ranging from 1 foot to 3 1/2 feet tall. According to police, the plants would not have been ready for harvest until fall.

10 years ago

CHARLESTON - Arson has been cited by the state fire marshal as the cause of a fire reported at 9:40 p.m. Thursday at 213 N. Elm St. On arrival of fire personnel, Dennis Morgan, 47, occupant of the structure, was found hiding in nearby bushes. A spokesman for DPS said Morgan was apparently intoxicated and has been charged with arson. He remains in custody at the Mississippi County Jail.

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CHAFFEE - The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 2-6 p.m. According to officials, the supply of Type O is down and donors are asked to help with the urgent need.