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Looking Back 12/20

Monday, December 20, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - E.R. Jarvis, manager of the coffee shop in the Dunn Hotel, has purchased a half interest in the food department of the Colonial Tavern at Cape Girardeau. H.E. Martin, former flight instructor at the Missouri Institute of Aeronautics when it was in operation here, is a partner with Jarvis.

SIKESTON - Several people in town have received announcements of the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Higgason of Los Angeles. They are former residents of Sikeston where Mr. Higgason taught in Southside schools.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - All that remains of the six cabins that comprised the Sikeston Motel are charred, blackened and ruined structure. The motel was owned by Art Barner, who purchased it about five years ago. The blaze is believed to have started from defective wiring.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Groundbreaking ceremonies for new group home complexes in Sikeston and Poplar Bluff will be conducted Tuesday by Department of Health officials. When completed next July, the homes will provide the first long-term care facilities for the developmentally disabled in Southeast Missouri. The new local complex will need the equivalent of 80 full time workers.

10 years ago

CHARLESTON - The finalist for the position of economic director for the Mississippi County Industrial Development Authority has turned down the offer, Charleston City Manager Herb Llewellyn reported today.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Public Library donated over 300 cans of food to the Community Christmas Campaign. According to Alice Jackson, librarian, the canned goods were collected in lieu of fines. The oldest book returned was December of 1991.