60 years ago
Aug. 23, 1941
SIKESTON - W.O. Carroll, who has been a member of the American Legion for 32 years, was elected commander of the Henry Meldrum Post 114 at a special session of the organization held at the armory Monday night.
40 years ago
Aug. 23, 1961
SIKESTON - Bob Porter, chairman of the 39th annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, is calling for more floats for the rodeo parade. So far a number of most interesting entries have been received, including an oxen and wagon and some old-fashioned vehicles.
20 years ago
Aug. 23, 1981
NEW MADRID - The Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission has approved a $38,000 grant to the New Madrid County Port Authority and a $22,600 to the Mississippi County Port Authority to assist in operations for the 1982 fiscal year.
10 years ago
Aug. 23, 1991
SIKESTON - Last year more than $1,500 was raised for the Kenny Rogers Cerebral Palsy Center through a promotion sponsored by Red Baron Pizza. This year the project is again under way. Currently, the pizza company is donating 5 cents from each of its pizzas sold in Southeast Missouri to the local Cerebral Palsy Center for operational expenses.
SIKESTON - Among candidates vying for the title of Benton Neighbor Day Queen to be crowned during the celebration Aug. 30-31 in Benton, are Lee Bollinger, Jennifer Halter, Jennifer Felter, Heyde Potashnick, Jennifer Schuchart, Leslie Pemberton, Jodi Margrabe, Candi Seyer, Beth Bailey, Wendy Wooldridge, Sarah King, Nicole Wadlington, Becky DeKriek, Brenda Griswell and Rebeccah Taylor.