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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Looking Back in Time at Sept. 26

Thursday, September 26, 2002

SIKESTON - Misses Bernice Husher and Helen Lee, friends who graduated together in the class of 1939, became the first young women to enter the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps.


SIKESTON - Staff Sgt. Ralph Carroll cabled his mother, Mrs. Emma Carroll, last weekend from an undisclosed overseas point that he was "safe and well." Sgt. Carroll is a bombadeer.

BENTON - Kelly High School students have selected Sharon Rickman, 15-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Vetters of Commerce, as their candidate for Cotton Carnival Queen.

CHARLESTON - Mississippi County Clerk Arthur L. Goodin has announced Marsha Davis of East Prairie Route 1 is the winner of the $500 county clerk's scholarship for 1982-83. Davis is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Davis and is enrolled at the University of Missouri-Columbia, majoring in journalism.

SIKESTON - Construction workers are now building the front walls of the new K-mart. The new store will be located next to Storey's Market Place on Main Street. K-mart is currently in the Kingsway Mall.


SIKESTON - Boy Scout Troop 59 recently completed the requirements for an aviation merit badge by taking a local flight. A Cessna 172 was provided, courtesy of Ward Aviation and those participating scouts included: Matt Shelton, Jesse Smith, Tim Bixler, Joey Seller, Daniel Shackles, Billy Roberts, Robbie Simms, Joey Watkins, John Warren and Michael Warren. Steve Shelton is assistant scoutmaster and John Launius and Ralph Carr were the pilots.