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Looking Back in Time at May 25

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

SIKESTON - Sikeston High School news: Yvonne Bugbee was elected to head the Red Pepper organization for 1944-45 at the annual Red Pepper banquet Friday. Other officers are: Bettie Hirshbery, vice cayenne; Rosemary Proffer, secretary; and Martha Stevens, treasurer.

SIKESTON - A new beetle, at least so it seems to a number of Morley residents, has invaded several old buildings and can be seen by the thousands once they get started.

PORTAGEVILLE - The Portageville Volunteer Fire Department received a boost from the Farmers Bank recently with the donation of $1,000 to update a fire truck. The volunteer firemen recently purchased a 1960 fire truck, with 1,000 gallon tank capacity, which will be used along with two other trucks. Approximately $5,000 is needed to equip the truck for service to the rural area.

MALDEN - Kaleb Wayne West was crowned Little Mr. Wal-Mart April 30. He is the son of Randy and Joyce West of Malden and grandson of Elmer Tyra, Carolyn Hayden and Maxi and Lucille West of Sikeston.


SIKESTON - Benjamin G. Daugherty IV recently received his first hair cut from Mac McGahey, who has cut four generations of the B.G. Daugherty family's hair. Gaither Daugherty III, Benjamin's father, received his first haircut from McGahey July 3,1958. Mac's Barber Shop has been on the corner of East Front Street and North Kingshighway since 1931, and McGahey has worked there since 1932.


SIKESTON - Stacy Pratt, co-owner of Pratt Brothers of Sikeston Inc. cut sections of steel for use in the construction of rental housing units on Third St.