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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Looking Back in Time at July 23

Tuesday, July 23, 2002

SIKESTON - W.E. Lancaster, living north of town, had the first cantaloupes on the Sikeston market Friday morning. A very fine one was presented to the editor, for which we return thanks.

SIKESTON - White's Drug Store is under a new owner but the same policy that has made the name "White's" a synonym for integrity, efficiency and courteous service for virtually half a century will be continued, the new owner said today. J. Edgar White, the former owner, has sold to Louis Largent and decided to take it easy for awhile.

NEW MADRID - The boom of cannons and firing of guns resounded over the small community of New Madrid in 1862 as Confederate and the Union soldiers fought for control of the strategically located town. The everyday items, which fell by the wayside as the men fought and died in combat or fled the battlefield, are being unearthed today. New Madrid resident David Patterson, a self-taught archaeologist and collector, has spent more than half his life collecting artifacts left behind by Civil war soldiers in New Madrid 120 years ago.

SIKESTON - Tim Givens, a catcher from New Madrid County Central High School and the Sikeston American Legion baseball team, has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Shawnee Community College in Ullin, Ill. He is the son of Donna and Ronald Glidewell.

BENTON - Ethical finger-pointing continues to cloud Scott County politicians in what most candidates agree has become one of the biggest mudslinging campaigns in recent history. Things are to the point, say many, that even when the smoke clears on Aug. 5, the day after the primary election, there may be no clear-cut winner to escape unscathed.