60 years ago
Dec. 22, 1943
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Couey are planning to leave Sikeston the first of next week for Trinidad, Colo., where they will reside for the duration of the war.
SIKESTON - The season's low of 6 degrees above zero was recorded last night in Sikeston, under clear, cold atmospheric conditions.
SIKESTON - Snow fell in Sikeston today and temperatures plunged to 5 degrees above zero. This was the first accumulation of the season.
DEXTER - John F. Ulen, president of Citizens Bank in Dexter, was presented a resolution from the Missouri House of Representatives and from the City of Dexter commending him for his many years of service to the community. Presenting the framed resolutions to Ulen Tuesday was Dexter Mayor Willis Conner.
WYATT - "First, let's get the proposal passed - that's our main issue. Right now, we want to find out the wishes of the people," stated Mayor Riley Fitzgerald. The proposal to which Fitzgerald referred is a legalized gambling boat on the Mississippi River. A Feb. 8 special election in Wyatt/Wilson City is scheduled. For a few weeks now, word has circulated that river boat gambling was being explored in the county.
EAST PRAIRIE - The Department of Conservation has donated the city of East Prairie a 5,000-gallon tanker truck. Fire Chief Danny Lafferty said the 1981 Dodge diesel's water capacity will basically eliminate the need for return trips to town for water when fighting rural fires. The truck, which has about 7,000 miles on the odometer, was picked up at Lebanon.