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Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Looking Back in Time 10-28

Monday, October 29, 2001

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Cunningham have opened a sandwich shop at the North "Y" Service Station that Cunningham has been operating the past year.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The three bosses picked at the annual B&PW Association's "Bosses Night" dinner party were named as tops in their field. They were: Bernard Rice, straw boss; Alton McCann, boss of the year; and Forrest Rudd, boss of the night. No explanations were given as to the qualifications required to achieve the honors bestowed.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Power failures can be annoying at home or work, but a power failure at Missouri Delta Community Hospital could be disastrous. Two Caterpillar engines, one small and one large, keep the hospital complex from sustaining any major inconvenience during a power failure, according to medical engineer Jude Williams.

10 years ago

NEW MADRID - County records from the 1800s tax liens from the turn of the century, justice of the peace dockets and a record book from 1939, when farmers had to register the amount of cotton they grew - all are part of the history of New Madrid County. Thanks to a state grant, preservation of these documents and others will be ensured. Financed by an extra $1 in fees collected by the various record keepers at city and county levels, this pet project of Secretary of State Roy Blunt provided New Madrid County with $4,850, which will buy shelving for county records that currently are in rather precarious positions on the third floor of the county courthouse.


BENTON - The Kelly High girls softball team, which placed fourth in the Class 3A Tournament Saturday, were well represented on this year's all-district squad.