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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Looking Back 4/11

Monday, April 11, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Ollie Lewis of the Lewis Sales Co. revealed today that the company has purchased the J.W. Marshall property. Lewis said they plan to build on the property just as soon as they can get materials and the permission to build.

40 years ago

NEW MADRID - New Madrid, along with other towns in the Southeast Missouri district, will go on daylight savings time Sunday, April 25, under an ordinance passed by the board of aldermen at the regular April session of the council Monday night. The "daylight" ordinance was voted as a result of the board to be in line with other communities in the area.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - It's spring! Warm sunshine and showers have Mother Nature putting out her beautiful colors and Charleston's 17th Annual Dogwood Azalea Festival is just around the corner. This year's event has been scheduled for April 26-28 with numerous activities for the entire family. On April 26, the selection of a prince and princess, junior queen and the Dogwood-Azalea Queen are scheduled at the Junior High School under the sponsorship of the Junior Study Club.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The tennis match of the year lived up to the billing. When Charleston and Sikeston dueled Monday at Rolwing Park. Close matches, tough competition and quality high school boys tennis took center court, as approximately 100 fans turned out to watch. Sikeston won the match 8-1 but the final score is deceiving in regard to competitive matches. Five of the nine matches were decided by three games or less. Tom Nunnelee of Sikeston and Charleston sophomore Tres Reed battled for 48 minutes before Nunnelee pulled out a scrappy 8-6 decision.

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EAST PRAIRIE - The former McMikle Funeral Home in East Prairie was the gift of Elgin and Sue McMikle in April 1992 to the Missouri Baptist Children's Home. Now nearing completion after extensive remodeling, the center on Washington Drive is named The McMikle Campus, Missouri Baptist Church Home, honoring the couple. A tentative opening is projected for September.