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Friday, July 25, 2014

Looking Back in Time at Oct. 16

Wednesday, October 16, 2002

SIKESTON - Nadine Fox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Fox, won the distinction of turning in the heaviest load of scrap metals and other materials needed in the war effort last Wednesday. Nadine's collection efforts netted a total of more than a ton - 2,800 pounds.

NEW MADRID - Miss Sonja Holland, 17, Portageville High School senior was crowned queen of the Second Annual American Legion Fall Festival at New Madrid by Charles C. Hatley, post commander. First alternate was Miss Karen Thompson of Lilbourn and second alternate was Miss Gaila Ann Baldwin of Marston.


NEW MADRID - Junior King and Queen at the New Madrid Festival were 5-year-old Jimmy Hayes and Carla Warren, age 4.

SIKESTON - The Annual Sikeston Chamber of Commerce Farmers' Recognition Banquet is drawing near. Blair Moran, banquet chairman, stated that an outstanding banquet is being planned for Nov. 9 at the Ramada Inn.

SIKESTON - Tanner Street at the intersection of Main Street will be closed for the next week while city and Board of Municipal Utilities crews repair an apparent collapsed sewer main. As a precaution, the left turn lane of northbound Main Street will be blocked off and the traffic lights at the intersection will flash.


NEW MADRID - Rosana Williams, 7, of Essex, was selected the American Legion Fall Festival Miss Sweetheart at New Madrid. Tabitha Miller, 9, of Malden was first runner-up and Allyson Crafton, 7, of Portageville came in second.