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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Looking Back in Time at July 16

Tuesday, July 16, 2002

SIKESTON - You get a new bicycle now by needing it and applying for it. Adult bikes for which residents clamored when the motor car and tire pinch first was experienced during World War II have joined the growing ranks of things rationed.

SIKESTON - Mrs. J.F. Cox Jr. walked off with the first prize in the championship class yesterday at the Sikeston Country Club where the Ladies Golf Association annual handicap tourney was held. Each first place winner was presented a silver bowl. First place winners were Mrs. Cox; Class A, Mrs. Milford Estes; Class B, Mrs. W.R. Lair; and Class C, Mrs. Dwight Crader.

LILBOURN - Summer fun Days began Monday in Lilbourn and Friday night the Miss New Madrid County contest was held. Winners were Lynn Griffin, 17, of Matthews, third alternate; Darlene Robinson, 18, of Lilbourn, second alternate; Lee Griffin, 19, of Matthews, queen; and Debbie Cook, 17, of Marston, first alternate; and Lynn DeLisle, 16, of New Madrid, fourth alternate.

10 years ago: July 16, 1992

CHARLESTON - The city's towing policy was challenged and the property tax abatement for the enterprise zone was set at Tuesday's city council meeting. Joe Rice of Cape Girardeau, attorney for Dave Stark of Commercial Truck Parts, appeared regarding the city's towing policy, adopted on a trial bases in November 1991.

MATTHEWS - Jamie Desha Walls, 10, and her brother, Justin, 3, found the first cotton bloom of the summer on their grandfather's farm, located seven miles southwest of Matthews. They are the children of James and Lisa Walls of Catron.