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Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Looking Back 9-20

Friday, September 20, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - The Rev. D.D. MacAdams announced today that a dedication of the Presbyterian Church here would be Oct. 4 in observance of the debt-free state of the building.

40 years ago

BELL CITY - Bell City High School has entered Julie Williamson, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Williamson, as its Cotton Carnival Queen candidate. Queen selection is at the American Legion Cotton Carnival Sept. 29.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - This month's Sikeston Pride Award as won by Aufdenberg Equipment Company. Accepting the award at Thursday's general membership meeting of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce was Jerry Aufdenberg, vice president of the firm and president of the Sikeston Chamber of Commerce.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Scott County branch organization of the United We Stand, America campaign that backs a Ross Perot presidential candidacy still remains neutral concerning Bill Clinton and George Bush. That's as a group. Some individuals are somewhat more specific. Others are undecided and say the remaining 47 days before the election will dictate in which direction their ballots will be cast.


BENTON - Six miles north of Sikeston off Highway 61 there is a six-acre cemetery dating back to the mid-1800s. Over the past 110 years the site has been nearly forgotten, except by a small group of Scott County residents who recently petitioned the Scott County Commission for financial help in maintaining the cemetery. However, the commission told a representative of the group, the Carpenter's Cemetery Association, the county could not allocate funds for a cemetery which it does not own.