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Looking Back 7/29

Friday, July 29, 2005

SIKESTON - Albert George Layton has been nominated by President Harry S. Truman as the Vanduser postmaster. The nomination must be approved by the senate.

BENTON - Final reports on the Seventh War Loan, received this morning by Chairman C.R. Butler, show that Scott County, buying a total of $1,313,708 of bonds during the drive, topped its quota by 228.3 percent.

SIKESTON - Only 798 citizens voted Tuesday in a special election approving bond issues totaling $1,200,000 for the Board of Public Works water and sewer improvements.

CHARLESTON - Landowners of Levee District No. 3 approved a $360,000 bond issue in Tuesday's election to provide a large pumping station at the Peafield floodgate.

NEW MADRID - The changes back in time continue. The Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site has received $264,000 in capital improvement appropriations for the 1985-86 fiscal year now under way. According to Delecia Huitt, site administrator, the funds will enable work to continue on efforts to return the house to its 1860s splendor.

BENTON - Peaches, cantaloupes and watermelons are in season and merchants say business couldn't be better. "This is the best crop we've had in years. The bloom, quality, size, flavor, everything about the peaches is great. We are just about as busy as we want to be, it's pretty steady all day long," said David Dielbold of Diebold Orchards. He reported that crews are picking 300-400 bushels a day.

SIKESTON - Jenny Rebecca Keller of Dexter is the 1995 Miss Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. Miss Keller is the daughter of Rex Keller Jr. and Judy Woodard. Brittany McDonald of Sikeston was named Junior Miss Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. Miss McDonald is the daughter of Duke and Pat McDonald. First runner-up in the Junior Miss contest was Amanda Gilmore, the daughter of Kathy Kinder of Sikeston, and second runner-up honors went to Sarah Morgan of Sikeston, daughter of Wendul and Bonnie Hagler and Phil and Sue Morgan.