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Looking Back in Time at Aug. 20

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

DEXTER - The city council has ordered that larger pumps be installed to insure a sufficient supply of water in view of three recent water shortages for domestic use. A new well is also to be drilled.

SIKESTON - A telegram received by the Daily Standard and signed by U.S. Senators Stuart Symington and Edward V. Long confirms the selection of the new Post Office site on the north side of North Street and east of New Madrid Street.

CHARLESTON - Temporary repairs have been made to the broken water well at the city's water treatment plant, according to City Manager Brian Donovan. However, the well is still not pumping to full capacity. Watering of lawns is still banned.

ORAN - This weekend will bring the 11th Annual Fall Festival, hailed as the "best ever" and sponsored by the Oran Chamber of Commerce.

10 years ago: Aug. 20, 1993

SIKESTON - After a full week of fall football practice things are slowly falling into place for area squads. Despite nearly unbearable heat, two-a-day practices have continued at most schools. As long as players and coaches are careful about overdoing it in the heat, the dog days of summer haven't presented much of a problem. "The heat really hasn't bothered us too much," said Sikeston head coach Charlie Vickery. "We have to take things a little slower and keep a close eye on the kids."

SIKESTON - Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores manager Courtney Corbett recently presented $500 gift certificates to those whose names were drawn during the outlet's grand opening celebration. Winners were W.T. Woods of Bertrand and Hannah Maddox and Jim Hutson of Cape Girardeau.