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Looking Back in Time at Aug. 2

Friday, August 2, 2002

SIKESTON - Lt. Col. R.C. Rockwood, since June 14, 1941, commanding officer of the Air Force Training Detachment here Monday began new duties as second in command of an Army basic training unit at Greenville, Texas. Succeeding him here is Capt. H.J. Sheldon.

SIKESTON - Elevation in rank of John Tandy from that of state patrolman to sergeant in the patrol was announced Tuesday by Sgt. Melvin Dace, who is in command of troopers here.

SIKESTON - The Welsh Building just west of the office building of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company has been purchased from Mrs. Myrtle Welsh by the telephone company. The building is now occupied by the Delta Loan and Finance Company and Superior Office Supply Company.

SIKESTON - Details concerning operation of the races at the Cottonmouth Supercross Track, now under construction in the Sikeston Recreation Complex, were the main topic of discussion at Thursday night's meeting of the Cottonmouth Supercross Boosters Club. The Optimist Club is putting the finishing touches on the track this weekend.

SIKESTON - The red and white biplanes of the Red Baron Squadron will appear in the Sikeston and Cape Girardeau area from July 29 to Aug. 1 as part of the 1992 tour. The squadron will visit the Sikeston Airport on July 29 and 30 and the Cape Girardeau Airport on July 31 and Aug. 1. The nationally-recognized Red Baron biplanes fly in formation and perform acrobatic stunts to benefit America's youth.