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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Looking Back in Time at July 3

Wednesday, July 3, 2002

SIKESTON - Master David Bailey, 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Bailey, was admitted Wednesday for a minor operation.

SIKESTON - An Australian-born former moving picture actress "likes Sikeston" after several weeks residence here as the wife of an aviation cadet in training at the Air Force Detachment. She is attractive Mrs. Frederick K. Stephenson, whose movie name was Herta Margot. She appeared in several pictures prior to her marriage last April 26 in San Antonio, Texas.

BLODGETT - A mysterious explosion in a building vacant for at least eight years rocked Blodgett early this morning at 3 a.m. when the Col. C.A. Stubbs station was blown apart. The brick structure, which housed a service station many years ago, was totally destroyed.

SIKESTON - Sikeston American Legion outfielder Todd Baker scored a fifth-inning run against Piedmont in Thursday's baseball game at Sikeston. The run put Sikeston within one point, and in the next inning, the home team grabbed the lead only to lose it and regain it again in the late innings. Sikeston won 6-5.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Storm semi-pro baseball team split a double header with the Memphis Royals Sunday, losing the first game 6-4 and winning the nightcap 6-5.

DIEHLSTADT - The world's largest potato picker moved ponderously through a field south of Diehlstadt, cutting a path 18 feet wide and clearing an acre on every pass. Shelby Brothers Farms of Anniston leases the expensive machine, which takes the place of four tractor-pulled pickers.