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Looking Back 2/10

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

60 years ago

ORAN - Killian Felter, who has sold his 200-acre farm southeast of Blomeyer to Luther Felker, is moving his family to Cape Girardeau. Mr. Felter recently sold his farm near Oran.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Since midnight, outgoing mail in the post office did not have the hour postmarked on first-class letters. This is a departure from a nationwide practice that began with the founding of the postal system.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - February Daily Standard Calendar girl Benita Beck, the 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gaines B. Beck of Sikeston, was a contestant in the Miss Sikeston contest. She is a senior at Sikeston High School where her favorite subjects are economics and accounting.

10 years ago

SCOTT CITY - The Scott City Council gathered for an unannounced meeting Monday night and without news media present, discussed its plan of action regarding riverboat gambling. Scott County Mayor Larry Forhan said Tuesday that the result of the meeting was a decision to put forth a city ordinance at the next regular council meeting that, if passed, would allow voters to decide whether or not they want riverboat gambling in Scott City. Though news media weren't notified, the council called the "emergency" meeting Monday to act on a liquor license, according to Forhan.

SIKESTON - Eighteen-year-old Melanie Grojean, second runner-up in the 1993 Miss Sikeston pageant, is February's Standard Democrat Calendar Girl. The daughter of Bob and Toni Grojean says her favorite subjects are chemistry and journalism and she plans to attend college at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield. Grojean would like to become a nurse.