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Monday, Aug. 29, 2016

Looking Back in Time at Aug. 7

Thursday, August 7, 2003

BENTON - Benton is now the possessor of electric lights. They are getting the current from Missouri Public Utilities. Heretofore, their only lights were from the Delco system.

SIKESTON - The Baker-Bowman Hardware Company has purchased the stock and fixtures of the Sikeston Hardware Co. and is now open for business.

SIKESTON - For the second time this year, the City Council slashed a nickel of the city tax rate for 1963 by setting the city tax rate at $1.65 per $100 assessed valuation.

NEW MADRID - With some 75 square feet of vessel uncovered, two Civil War researchers are convinced that the object they have discovered is the steamer Winchester, sunk intentionally in 1862.

SIKESTON - James Satterfield owns a widened points-standings lead going to Saturday's Sikeston International Raceway stock car action.

SIKESTON - Sikeston's National Guardsmen are back on duty. Members of Co. C of the 1140th Engineering Battalion in Sikeston returned today for Ste. Genevieve, a town besieged by floodwaters. The Guard group was previously on active duty until July 16 at the historic town.

SIKESTON - Forget all the sweating, training and preseason conditioning in preparation for fall sports high school sports. There is a great deal of paperwork that must be completed before an athlete can hit the field. All high school athletes must have passed a physical examination before they are allowed to participate in fall workouts. An orientation and safety meeting will be held Aug. 16 for all athletes in the Sikeston school system and their parents.