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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Looking Back 4/4

Sunday, April 4, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - The Rev. Myron E. Neal, pastor of the First Christian Church, has been elected president of District 10 of the Missouri Association of Christian Churches.

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SIKESTON - Pvt. H.G. Harrison, son of Mrs. R.L. Harrison of Sikeston has landed safely "somewhere in England," according to a message received Saturday by his mother.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Sikeston's newest bank, the Security National Bank, will be located at 625 N. Main St., south of Delta Courts, it was disclosed today in a joint statement by the bank's organizers: N.E. Fuchs, Albert C. Riley, Dr. Leo A. Bruce, Lincoln Scherer and Robert A. Dempster.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - In Tuesday's elections, Sikeston voters placed Mrs. Keith (Jean) Collins and Allen Blanton on the City Council to fill the two contested seats vacated by incumbent mayor Kenny Bridger and councilman Lewis Conley, who did not seek re-election. Mrs. Collins led the ticket with 1,391 votes. Blanton was second with 1,207, followed by Bridger with 481 and June Freshour with 340. Elsewhere in Scott County, Miner voters returned their mayor to office, a new mayor was elected at Oran and the mayor's race at Morley was deadlocked. Several new faces were also added to the city councils throughout the county.

10 years ago

CHARLESTON - In the election for City Council, Glennon "Cheese" Johnson led the poll with 755 votes in unofficial returns, including 45 absentee ballots. Incumbent Councilman Brett Matthews was re-elected with 377 votes.

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EAST PRAIRIE - The election for the aldermanic seat in Ward 2 was a very close race. In fact, Sam P. Duvall only won the race by one vote.