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Looking Back 1/15

Thursday, January 15, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Lt. and Mrs. Keith E. Patterson of Columbus, Miss., arrived last Wednesday to visit the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.T. Davey.1

40 years ago

BLOOMFIELD - Eagle Scout Briney Welborn, Explorer Post 72 has been selected to represent Region 8, Missouri, Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas, in regional ceremonies at Washington, D.C., celebrating the 54th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America during Boy Scout Week Feb. 7-13.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Larry Spangler, manager of Cable World Inc., has announced that the company's 12-channel basic service rate will be increased from $8.75 to $9 effective Feb. 1. The small rate increase is allowed by a new Federal Communications ruling.

SIKESTON - An increase in the number of burglaries in Sikeston during 1983 pushed the overall crime rate for the year above the previous year. However, statistics released by the Department of Public Safety show that the number of murders, robberies, larcenies and auto thefts were lower in 1983 than in 1982. December statistics show 220 investigative reports were made during the month.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Ponderosa recently chose coloring contest winners from Sikeston elementary schools. They are: Justin Freeman, first place, Lee Hunter Elementary fourth grader; Anthony Odom, first place, Lee Hunter Elementary fifth grader; and Avery Ivy, second place, Matthews Elementary fifth grader. The winners received cash prizes.

NEW MADRID - A special indoor traveling exhibit will be at New Madrid High School on Jan. 27. The U.S. Army Cinema Pod will come from Washington, D.C.