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Looking Back - 8/24

Sunday, August 24, 2003

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Dr. J.H. Kready was given a surprise party Thursday evening at his home on North Stoddard Street by his niece, Miss Katheryn Clark. The occasion was Dr. Kready's 75th birthday.

40 years ago

ESSEX - James C. Ross, a well-known ginner at Essex, has developed a time-saving water pump for the large cotton picker machine.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The local plant of the Potlach Corporation will conduct an open house Wednesday for its employees, their families and the community, according to plant manager Bob McGregor.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - It sounded like a good idea - laws to regulate cable rates and save consumers' money. But the Cable Consumer Protection Act of 1992 is a nightmare for cable companies, said Falcon Telecable Regional Manager Larry Spangler. For some consumers, the legislation that was supposed to save them money simply won't. Even worse, local cable viewers will likely lose access to network channels after Oct. 6. The 1992 Cable Act allows network affiliates to demand a retransmission consent fee from cable companies carrying their signals. KFVS, WSIL and WPSD all want to be compensated. "This is crazy," said Spangler, whose employer serves 700 communities cross the country. "It is just going to be an absolute zoo."

MINER - The summer success of the River Heritage Tourism Center, located in the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores, proves it should remain open year round, according to center coordinator Steve McPheeters. Now members of the River Heritage Association have to find money to fund it.