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Looking Back 8/8

Monday, August 8, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Surveys have been made and the customers have been signed up and now the money has been allocated for the construction of 170 additional miles of line by the Scott-New Madrid-Mississippi Cooperative Association, Southeast Missouri REA Agency.

SIKESTON - Capt. DeWint Zaricor, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Zaricor, returned after four years in the Army, two years of which were spent in the Pacific War Theater.

40 years ago

CHARLESTON - Charleston's Kiwanis Club presented its fifth annual talent show last night at the high school football field.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The new Southeast Fire Station came closer to reality following Monday night's City Council meeting. The Council awarded a contract to Jim Beaird Inc. to construct the facility at the corner of Ables and Illinois avenues on four lots purchased by the city.

SIKESTON - Considering the present Cable World franchise to be exclusive, the City Council Monday night voted to deny any additional applications by other cable companies. Cable World still has four years left on its present franchise.

10 years ago

CHARLESTON - The celebration for the 150th anniversary of Mississippi County will be sponsored by the Industrial Development Authority and plans call for participation from each community in the county. Betty Hearnes, IDA chairman, reported during Monday's meeting that the observance in Charleston is planned for Sept. 29 through Oct. 1, coordinated with the annual high school homecoming events. At East Prairie, where events are also scheduled around the school homecoming, the dates have been set for Oct. 5-8. Living history demonstrations from the county's early days are being sought and a parade, picnic, concert in the park and lantern walks are also activities being considered.

* * * SIKESTON - Pearl Cawthon celebrated her 100th birthday Sunday with 30 close friends and family members at the home of her niece. "I thought last year when I celebrated my 99th birthday that I would never see 100. I would never have dreamed I would live this long," Mrs. Cawthon said.