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Looking Back 2/16

Sunday, February 16, 2003

60 years ago

SIKESTON - William B. "Bill" Seabaugh, Sikeston store manager who has been active in the affairs of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday night was elected president of the organization at a meeting at Hudson's Cafe. He succeeds George L. Hale Jr.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - A business meeting of the congregation of the First Baptist Church Wednesday night, the members voted almost unanimously, to purchase about 6.14 acres of land from the Matthews Estate.

20 years ago

BENTON - Applications are being taken for the recently completed Senior Citizen Housing at Benton. Located on Amity Street, the 16-units, housed in four separate structures, feature a kitchen with stove and refrigerator, bedroom, bath and living room in each apartment.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Park Board will solicit public input for capital improvement recommendations for the park system's 1993-94 budget at the March 8 meeting of the Park Board. The city of Sikeston has 13 parks in the park system, plus a city gymnasium, municipal swimming pool and two small ball fields leased fro the school district.

SIKESTON - After years of deliberation and more than two months of official notification that the Sikeston City Jail will close, a firm date has been set for the doors to be locked for the final time. City officials said that Feb. 22 will be the final day for housing female prisoners in that designated portion of the jail. March 22 has been set for the closure of the male housing portion of the facility, which is located in the basement portion of the Department of Public Safety headquarters on North New Madrid Street.