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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Looking Back 7/18

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Asa Edwards, residents of Kennett, moved to Sikeston Monday and are living on the William H. Edwards property in the McCord Addition.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Cadet Major Brian Underwood of the Civil Air Patrol, Sikeston squadron, was one of two Missouri cadets who left for an air tour of Costa Rica. He placed first in a recent examination of Missouri cadets, being accompanied by Richard Neal of Cape Girardeau.

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SIKESTON - The Mustard Seed, usually limited in membership to high school students, will open its doors to college students and young careerists at special session tonight at 7:30 p.m. There will be a panel discussion of the new morality, live guitar music and folk singing.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - While most Americans watched the testimony of Oliver North on television, a young man from Sikeston had the opportunity to attend a session of the Iran-Contra hearings. Kenny Geers, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Tom Geers of Sikeston, went to Washington, D.C., to visit his sister, Karen Geers, who is a legislative assistant to Congressman Beau Butler (R-Texas).

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Beginning Oct. 1, Falcon Cable TV rates for seven services will go up. These increases are from 2.2 percent on the basic rate to 71.4 on the converter box remote. Most of these rates are tied to a formula devised by the Federal Communications Commission under the rules of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.


NEW MADRID - Students from the Pil Sung Martial Arts Institute, located in New Madrid, did well at the City of Roses Karate Classic held in Cape Girardeau. Placing were DeRay Ivie, second place forms, first place free sparring; and Kevin Zuck, first place forms.


MINER - The congregation of Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church celebrated ground breaking services on June 29. The new church building, which will be situated off South Interstate Drive in Miner.