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Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016

Looking Back 8-11

Sunday, August 11, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Seeking re-election on a record of honors and faithful service, Leo J. Pfefferkorn for circuit clerk.

40 years ago

NEW MADRID - After many years New Madrid will have a new prosecuting attorney following the general elections in November. Hal E. Hunter Jr. of New Madrid, who has served for some time as assistant to the veteran J.V. Conran, who did not run this year for re-election, defeated his opponent Line E. Young of Portageville, 3,543 to 912.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Wright's Lighting Center, 112 Rodgers St., opened its doors to customers Saturday morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The business offers a variety of lighting fixtures, fans and other related items for the household.

SIKESTON - Participating merchants at the Kingsway Mall, in cooperation with Sikeston Motor Co., will give away a 1974 four-door Ford Maverick in a drawing to be held Aug. 21 at 3 p.m.

10 years ago

CHARLESTON - Betty C. Hearnes claimed an overwhelming victory Tuesday in the Democratic primary for 27th District state senator, defeating the closest rival by over 5,000 votes.

SIKESTON - Work is complete and the nets are up at the newly-remodeled tennis courts at Central Park. City crews reworked the courts, changing the playing space to two courts which provides ample playing room, and resurfaced the area.

MARSTON - A hazardous chemical fire was safely extinguished, resulting in damage only to a trash dumpster at the Louis Dreyfus Corporation.