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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Looking Back 2/15

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

60 years ago

NEW MADRID - A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Warren H. Moss of New Madrid Monday at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The new manager of Sterling Stores Co. Inc., Vernon Martin, has taken over his duties as of Feb. 10. He will replace Gene Winters, who became manager of the store at Perryville after having been in Sikeston for the past seven years.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The Ralph Williams Motor Co., Ford dealers locally, has gone out of business under that name and henceforth will be known as the Sikeston Ford Motor Company. Bryce Fisher and Clint Elledge, formerly of Lutesville, are the new owners and operators of the company.

SIKESTON - The Big Brother/Big Sister Organization was the recipient of a third check presented Thursday at the Bonanza Steak House in Miner. The check was donated to the organization by the Sikeston Rescue Mission.

10 years ago

BENTON - "Mental healthcare services are greatly needed in Scott County," said Ellie Knight, Scott County Community Mental Health Board of Trustee member. Because of this need, Knight and others in the healthcare field have sought to place a mill tax on the April ballot to further their work in the county.

WASHINGTON - The cost of mailing a first-class letter will jump from 20 cents to 22 cents on Sunday, and the Postal Service has issued a stamp to ensure adequate supplies for the rate hike. The new 22-cent stamps will issued by the Postal Service at the end of March.