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Looking Back 8/19

Friday, August 19, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - During the past week several changes were made in real estate. Dr. H.M. Kendig has sold his residence to Hunter Albritton. It is understood that Kendig and his family will retain their residence here for a year, at which time they expect to seek a new location in Arizona. John Albritton has sold his residence to L.A. Harris. Albritton has purchased the Ray Simpson home on Moore Street.

40 years ago

BERTRAND - Watermelons by the truckload now, in a week to 10 days, will be a thing of the past. The hot, dry weather caused thousands to rot cutting the crop.

MARSTON - In a special election, voters approved natural gas for the city, 144-1. Mayor Sam Bodine said that gas mains will be in operation by winter.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Sikeston's 19-year-old Tracey Gilmore won the Miss Scott County contest at the Oran Festival Saturday night. Monica Lanpher, 18, of Chaffee, was the first runner-up and another Sikeston resident, Denae Holland, 20, was second runner-up.

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SIKESTON - Capt. Jim Terrell of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety provided children ages 5-14 with a lesson on fire safety. The children saw the new floor plans of the Southeast Fire Station, sprayed the parking lot with water from the fire hose and, for Billy Garrett, the highlight was sounding the fire truck's horn.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Power Plant reported Friday that at 3 p.m. Thursday, the facility hit a peak demand for the City of Sikeston - 61.66 megawatts. The pervious record peak was recorded at 59.6 in the summer of 1993. "We're running at 100 percent," noted Lester Wright, business manager of Sikeston Light and Water.

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SIKESTON - During the Production Credit Association of Southeast Missouri's 1995 Annual Meeting, stockholders re-elected Randy Hulshof of Portageville, Larry McCallister of Poplar Bluff and Delbert DePriest of Steele. The PCA stockholders and guests were entertained by Ralph Hood, a humorist from Huntsville, Ala.