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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Looking Back 10/31

Sunday, October 31, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Harvey R. Scott entertained Sunday with a party for their son, Dickie, in honor of his birthday.


SIKESTON - Albert L. Tetley, son of Mrs. R.S. Tetley of Sikeston Route 3, has been promoted to captain and is now serving with the Seventh Army in an Engineer Regiment in France.

40 years ago

Oct. 31, 1964

SIKESTON - A "Salute to Sikeston's Industry," in which all local industry was honored by the Industrial Committee of the Chamber of Commerce, was Thursday noon at the Rustic Rock. In an address by Dr. Frank L. Sisson, he traced the industrial growth from the time of the founding of Sikeston to the present which now has 17,000 population.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Establishment of a business enterprise zone in Sikeston was discussed during Monday's meeting of the Sikeston Development Council. The Enterprise Act is an incentive for businesses to locate in economically distressed areas.

10 years ago

CHARLESTON - The potential for violence brought a call for assistance to surrounding law enforcement agencies Sunday evening during the peak of a near riot disturbance at Charleston. At least 18 members of the Highway Patrol arrived in the city shortly after 6:30 p.m. Sunday to lend their support to local DPS officers as a crowd of some 150 persons marched in protest of what they claimed was a police-assisted death in the Mississippi County Jail. The inmate had apparently committed suicide shortly after his arrest.


NEW MADRID - After the reading of a long list of his community, state and professional activities, Sam L. Hunter Jr. was named the 1994 Man of the Year by the New Madrid Chamber of Commerce.