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Monday, Aug. 29, 2016

Looking Back in Time at July 24

Wednesday, July 24, 2002

SIKESTON - Corn on the ridges has begun to fire quite a bit from continuous hot weather and little rain. If Old Sol continues beaming with no rain, the crop will be cut short in the higher lands.

SIKESTON - Twenty-five years ago today when Pleas M. Malcolm first sat down to his desk as postmaster for Sikeston, appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, he took over a business operating in a building too small for its volume. In spite of some enlargements, it is still too small for the postal business carried on through the local office. Pleas is being congratulated today on 25 years of service as postmaster for Sikeston.

EAST PRAIRIE - The City Council at its bi-monthly session Thursday evening conducted a public hearing on condemned property, approved payment for city insurance and tabled action on the purchase of new radio equipment for the police department.

BENTON - Scott Bloomquist earned a big paycheck recently when he raced at the Missouri International Racepark. The UMP Late Model Summer-national circuit was in Benton July 18. Bloomquist took first in the 30-lap feature event, earning $3,000.

SIKESTON - Home is where the heart is and for several years that has meant Wendell Apartments for many local residents. Ten years ago, the 77-unit apartment building was completed at 101 Cresap St. to provide seniors a secure, friendly place to live. Today, officials and residents happily report the idea is a success and they intend to celebrate by participating in an anniversary party from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.