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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Looking Back in Time at Aug. 19

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Industries have a minimum supply of labor, reduction of which will seriously hamper or force closure of operation, is the opinion of Sikeston industrial leaders. The Sikeston Cotton Oil Mill has lost 75 percent of its workers and are getting along now, in the off season, with 25 percent.

NEW MADRID - An excavation operation being conducted on the sandy banks of the Mississippi, a few miles north of here may reveal a 200-foot remnant of the Civil War era - the cargo ship, Winchester, Digging began in earnest a few days ago after Dr. L.J. Smith's two sons, during a fishing outing with their father, spotted some strange objects protruding from the sand.

NEW MADRID - Six New Madrid County Central High School students recently attended the 1993 session of the American Legion Boys State of Missouri. They are: Brad Jones, Bryan Jones, Timmy Sullenger, Shannon Blunt, John Spitler and Eric Stocks.

10 years ago: Aug. 19, 1993

SIKESTON - Dr. Alden P. Sargent enjoys his retirement. He should, after spending over four decades delivering babies and setting broken bones. But the 81-year-old doctor isn't satisfied with sitting back and letting the medical industry go where it may. Lately, Sargent spends much time composing letters and making phone calls, trying to convince other doctors that the United States' current methods of medical care financing won't work much longer.


SIKESTON - High temperatures are expected to bring high demands for electricity as residents crank up air conditioners and fans to keep cool. With hot weather baking the Sikeston area, an official with the Board of Municipal Utilities expects record electrical usage.