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Looking Back in Time at Dec. 31

Wednesday, December 31, 2003

SIKESTON - Polhamus Apartments at 833 Park Avenue were sold recently to Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Golladay. The apartments were owned by the late Mrs. Mary Engle, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Polhamus.

SIKESTON - Plans for this year's New Years Eve Dance are nearing completion, it is announced by Jim Aduddell, general chairman for this year's dance.

SIKESTON - The Daily Standard published a four-part series of the Year in Review, recapping many of the top local news stories that occurred during 1983.

SIKESTON - The 1983 Top Ten stories were: (1) Marines massacred in Beirut terror bombing; (2) Soviets down South Korean airliner; (3) U.S.-backed invasion of Grenada; (4) American economy: Inflation down, unemployment drops, deficit rises; (5) Missiles deploy in Europe, Russians break off talks; (6) Antinuclear movement in Europe, nuclear freeze drive in the United States; (7) Lech Walesa wins Nobel peace prize; (8) Menachem Begin resigns in Israel; (9) Winter storms, spring flooding, drought and hurricanes plague the nation; (10) Interior Secretary James Watt resigns.


CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Scott County Central Braves scored early and often in the opening round of the 49th annual University High School Tournament on Monday, but tapered off just as quickly. The Braves (8-1) went on a 20-2 first-period fun en route to a 64-36 win over the Bell City Cubs. Ironically, Scott Central didn't dramatically increase its lead for the remainder of the game.