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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Looking Back 3/27

Sunday, March 27, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - E.J. Keith and R.A. McCord contracted for the 62 acres a mile west of the city limits known as the Roscoe Weltecke farm last week.


SIKESTON - Sam S. Bowman, owner of Bowman's Drug Store, has purchased a soda fountain formerly used at the Malden Army Air Field Post exchange to be installed in the drug store around April 1.

40 years ago

NEW MADRID - A mild earthquake originating in the New Madrid seismic region south of St. Louis was recorded on St. Louis University seismographs at 7 a.m. Thursday. It was the second quake, each of similar intensity, recorded from the area in the past six weeks. It reached a magnitude of 4.5 on the Richter scale.

20 years ago

CHARLESTON - District 26D of the Lions Club donated $5,700 to the Easter Seal Society March 21 at Charleston. The money will provide for handicapped children and adults.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The same child who was all smiles and full of life when you kissed him goodbye this morning at daycare has suddenly stopped breathing. The life of your child is in the hands of a daycare provider who may - or may not - know CPR and there's nothing you can do. Fortunately, licensed child daycares in Missouri providing for more than four unrelated children at a time are now required by law to have a minimum of 12 service training hours each year. Training topics include CPR, first aid and appropriate discipline.


CHARLESTON - Sunshine Travel Center, located at the east Charleston Interchange of Interstate 57 and Highway 60, has been opened since Feb. 15. Managed by Charley Ralston, the center now employs 98 with that number expected to reach 110.