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Monday, Sep. 1, 2014

Looking Back In Time

Wednesday, October 31, 2001

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mrs. Paul Heckemeyer entertained a group of children Saturday afternoon in the yard of her home on North Ranney with a masked party for her son, Tony. Those who enjoyed the occasion were Robert Mow Jr., Robert Harwell, Judith Ann Murback, Jane and Prescilla Beldon, James Moore III, Paul Watkins Northington, J. Fred McClendon, Harry Sharp, Joan Goetz, Glenn Matthews III and Suzanne Martin.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Don Self and two children, Wayne and Teresa, came to Sikeston from Kennett. They now reside at 334 Crowe and attend the Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Self is an agent for the Western and Southern Life Insurance Co.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The approach of Halloween is an exciting time for children, as they think primarily of costumes and trick-or-treating. Blake Buchanan, 7, a student at Lee Hunter Elementary School, said he likes ghosts but doesn't know any. He will be going as a pirate. Jennifer Anthony, also 7, doesn't believe in ghosts and said the fact that she is missing her two front teeth won't keep her from eating candy.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Leroy Nunn was honored by the New Madrid Chamber of Commerce during the recent banquet. Nunn was presented with a certificate in appreciation for his 20 years of service to the group. He is a past president and vice president of the Chamber and continues as an active member.


CHARLESTON - Plans for a new Junior High school for seventh and eight grade students have been accepted by the R-1 School District's Board of Education and is anticipated contracts for construction can be let in January.