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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Looking Back 9/16

Thursday, September 16, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Pvt. Eugene Hufstedler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Hufstedler, formerly of Sikeston, has been seriously wounded in action in France, his parents learned from the War Department this week.

SIKESTON - Paul D. Allen, son of Mrs. Jewell Allen of Sikeston, received his wings this Thursday at the Frederick Army Air Field in Frederick, Okla., and is commissioned a lieutenant in the Army Air Corps.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The congregation of Hunter Memorial Presbyterian Church unanimously approved to building a $49,420 educational building on the church property. It took favorable action on a building council report that called for acceptance of a bid by Noyes and Noyes Co. for the building. The session and board of deacons preciously had taken favorable action.

20 years ago

EAST PRAIRIE - Open house for the community center on Main Street was set for 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday during the regular meeting of the City Council Thursday night. In conjunction with the open house, a ribbon-cutting ceremony dedicating South Martin Street has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday.

10 years ago

EAST PRAIRIE - Easing the financial crunch at the East Prairie Nutrition Center was a $500 contribution from a special senior citizen account. Present for the check presentation were: Linda Sutton, Lorene Bailey and Mary Henley. The senior citizens raised the funds through raffles, bake sales and appearances by the RSVP Clowns.

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NEW MADRID - New Madrid County Central's volleyball team beat Scott County 16-14, 15-12 Tuesday night in the Lady Eagles' home opener.