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Looking Back 11/19

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

60 years ago

SIKESTON - A census report by T.E. Stallings, special agent for the Bureau of Census, shows that ginning in Scott County is behind that of last year. It is shown that 11,860 bales of cotton were ginned in the county from the crop of 1943 prior to Nov. 1.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The United Fund has climbed to 80 percent of the $43,500 quota and there is every indication that the goal will be reached by the Dec. 1 deadline, Fielding Potashnick, president, told directors Tuesday.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The Keys Junior Music Club gave a piano recital for friends and relatives at the First Baptist Church on Nov. 20 under the direction of Peggy Weber of Sikeston. Participating in the recital were: Kim Benson, Heather Hawkins, Angela Kelley, Stephanie Lomax, Samantha Marshall and Lorenzo Ware.

10 years ago

NEW MADRID - While the rain poured down outside, water was the main topic inside at the New Madrid City Council Tuesday evening. John Chittenden with the engineering firm of Waters and Associates reported the completion of the city's wastewater improvement project. The council directed Chittenden to begin the grant application process seeking $500,000 for the first phase of line replacement.

CHARLESTON - When Seagoville, Texas, brings its varsity basketball team to Charleston High School tonight, it will be a homecoming of sorts for the team's coach, Leonard Bishop. A native of Matthews, Bishop coached New Madrid County Central High School during its first two seasons after consolidation.