60 years ago
June 20, 1945
SIKESTON - Val Sharp, who was formerly engaged with his father, H.G. Sharp, in the automobile business here and who is now employed by Uncle Sam in the Philippine Islands, took part in the construction of one of the hospitals on the islands. The construction is declared by Army engineers to be the largest military building job in the Pacific Theatre of War.
DEXTER - The Dexter Open Golf Tournament is being scheduled for the weekend of July 3-4 at the Stoddard County Country Club golf course. $1,000 in prizes will be awarded with trophies presented to the first three places in each class. Entries are limited to 138 players.
SIKESTON - Between 500 and 600 people from throughout the state are expected in Sikeston this weekend for the Fraternal Order of the Eagles' 76th Missouri State Aerie Convention. The event begins Friday and continues through Sunday with the Sikeston Eagles Aerie 3319 members as hosts. Roger Lindsey is serving as chairman for the convention with Nelson Curtis as vice chairman.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Public Schools teachers and administrators declared victory over the Missouri Delta Community Hospital staff in a benefit softball game between the two institutions. Proceeds from the game went to Paul Hinze, a former SHS student who was injured in a diving accident.
ANNISTON - Anniston's new community center will be available for public use shortly, according to Mayor Dessie Gross. A donation from the Big Book Club of East Prairie recently funded the purchase of tables for the center.
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NEW MADRID - The roadway along Route 61 in New Madrid will be reduced to one lane in the pavement repair areas as work gets under way by the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department. A 5-10 minute delay can be expected until work is completed Oct. 1.