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Looking Back 12/11

Thursday, December 11, 2003

60 years ago

MINER - Dan McCoy was injured in a car accident when the car he was driving and a car driven by a salesman collided on Highway 60 at Miner Switch.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - A new pipe organ is being installed at the First Methodist Church. The 17-rank organ has been under construction for a year at a factory in Highland, Ill. The present organ is over 50 years old and was damaged in July 1962 by water caused from a leaking roof.

20 years ago

NEW MADRID - A $750,000 expansion, which will triple the handling capability of fertilizer operations at Cargill's Producer Marketing Region's grain elevator here, is under way. When completed in January 1984, the two 90-foot diameter concrete dome structures will store 10,000 tons of additional fertilizer. The company is also constructing a 450-foot covered conveyor system that will enable it to unload barges directly into the warehouse domes.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Everybody has to go home sometime. For the New Madrid County Central Eagles, the time had come. The Eagles, trying to recover from a five-point loss to Charleston in the first round, suffered their second loss Tuesday night in the Sikeston Invitational Tournament, falling 61-57 to the Cape Girardeau Central Tigers.

CHARLESTON - The R-1 School District's Board of Education and the patrons of the district received an early Christmas present Thursday night - one that will continue to be enjoyed through the years. Layton Pickard and Louise Moreton, trustees of the estate for the late Clara Drinkwater Newnam, announced to the board that $750,000 from the estate has been designated for the construction of a new auditorium at Charleston High school.