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Looking Back 10-25

Friday, October 25, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Miss Bernice Husher has been called to Fort Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday to begin a six-week training course in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Robert E. Meyer, district representative for the American Oil Co., was elected president of the Sikeston Kiwanis Club by acclamation Tuesday night at the Club's regular meeting.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The last step in the selection process for the new Department of Public Safety director will take place Tuesday and Wednesday. With the resignation of DPS Director Roger Stricker July 27, City Manager Robert Knabel and other city officials have spent the past three months narrowing the field of over 50 applicants down to four, of which only three are still interested. The three remaining candidates are expected to arrive in Sikeston early this evening.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - One way or another, it's bound to get ugly. But it's a race for district football supremacy and it's a time when an ugly victory works just fine. In one of the most unusual playoff runs since the new district format was adopted in 1987, either Charleston (1-6), Kennett (1-6), Dexter (2-5) or Caruthersville (0-7) will become the champion of Class 3A District 1 when the three-week playoff slate begins Friday.

NEW MADRID - Described as the "world's biggest dredger," a machine worked to clear the silt from the New Madrid County Harbor, south of New Madrid, along the Mississippi River. Congressman Bill Emerson announced President Bush's intention to sign the water resources bill, which will take the burden of harbor maintenance from the New Madrid County taxpayers and place it on the Corps of Engineers.