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Looking Back 2/24

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - A residence at 523 Lake St., occupied by the Bert Gentry family, was almost destroyed in a fire Sunday. The family was not at home at the time the fire began and little was saved from the building.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Facing of the new Post Office building in Sikeston will be of Indiana limestone and brick. The building will front on North Street. These and other construction details are shown in copy of blueprints, which Postmaster Pleas Malcolm has received from B.C. McKenzie, real estate officer of the Post Office Department's St. Louis Regional Office.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - A small delegation from Sunset Addition appeared before the Sikeston Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday night to pursue a request that North Street be renamed Martin Luther King Drive.

10 years ago

NEW MADRID - Powerful punches punctuate the conversation. "The needs for the program are great." Blam, blam, blam. "Both the need by the boys." Blam, blam, blam. "And the program's needs." Blam, blam, blam. A young face peers from behind the boxing bag and the Rev. Earl Ford's eyes soften as he smiles at the child; the blows remain hard. "Yes, the need is great." BLAM. For the past six months Ford has been the coach, fund-raiser and promoter of a boxing program for young men ages 8 to 24. It began when he attended a Community Watch program and realized that young people needed an alternative to being on the streets.


BENTON - Five races developed on the first day of filing for the August primary election for the 11 offices that are to be filled in Scott County.