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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Looking Back 5/3

Tuesday, May 3, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Clark's Rustic Rock Inn, popular eating place for hundreds of people, was considerably damaged by fire early Monday morning. The flames are thought to have originated from wiring at the heating unit at the rear of the building.


SIKESTON - Four pupils of Sikeston High School have been awarded "honorable mention" in the essay contest sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary of the Missouri State Medical Association. They are Elaine McNeely, Charles French, Jane Wilkerson and Earl Martin. The essays were on "New Medical Discoveries and their Value to Further Health."

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Sikeston is one of 107 cities in Missouri which have been awarded special recognition by the Auto Club of Missouri for good pedestrian protection records for school age children. For their outstanding child safety standards, the cities have been named to the Auto Club's 1964 Honor Roll of Cities, according to Stan Keesling, safety director.

20 years ago

NEW MADRID - The removal of the Cotton Belt Railroad line from two miles north of Lilbourn to Wyatt in New Madrid and Mississippi counties is nearly complete. Approximately 30 miles of track is being removed completing the abandonment of the railroad.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Heather Bollinger, the daughter of Michael and Betty Bollinger of Sikeston, is the May Standard Democrat Calendar Girl. After graduation from high school she plans to attend college an pursue a degree in either accounting or the medical field.

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NEW MADRID - Lots of pennies, nickels, dimes and even dollars were gathered by students at the New Madrid Elementary School to help those hurt by the bombing in Oklahoma City. The students in Lillian Hedgepeth's sixth grade class began the fund-drive. The school will donate $1,400 to relief efforts. The classes donating the most money were Brenda Tilman's fifth grade class and Lydia Whitehead's fourth grade class.