60 years ago
Sept. 9, 1941
SIKESTON - A movement to obtain funds to provide Malone Park with playground equipment was disclosed by Alderman Charles H. Butler Thursday.
MATTHEWS - Quite a large audience attended ground-breaking ceremonies here Sunday afternoon for the education annex for the First Christian Church of Matthews. The Rev. E. Leo Half is pastor.
CHARLESTON - Following a conference here Saturday morning with Judge M.E. Montgomery of Sikeston, who had been called in by Judge C. Frank Reeves to sit in the contempt citation cases filed by Judge Reeves against Sheriff W.J. "Pedro" Simmons, Judge Reeves filed an amended and "softened" citation against the sheriff. The sheriff pleaded guilty and was fined $25 and costs.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Development Council held its first official meeting at the city administration building. Tom Gilmore and John David were named to complete the council board. They join Steve Sikes, Roger Tolliver, Bob Stearnes, Gaylon Kruger, Scott Matthews and Rick Adams.
PORTAGEVILLE - It was a little damp but the 30th Annual Delta Center Field Day went off without any major problems Thursday. Included were displays of the latest farm equipment featuring the latest innovations such as a truck powered by soybean oil. The truck was driven from Columbia all the way on soybean oil.
BENTON - Scott County Commissioners were pleased with their decision Thursday for a one-cent tax increase, leaving Scott County with revenue of $145,000 from property taxes for fiscal year 1991.