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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Looking Back 9/25

Sunday, September 25, 2005

60 years ago

NEW MADRID - A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Simpson of New Madrid at the Sikeston General Hospital Sept. 18.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Miss Barbara Irwin, 16, will reign as Miss Sikeston. She won over 19 high school seniors at the 21st annual American Legion Cotton Carnival.

CHARLESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs aren't Bulldogs anymore. They were demoted to Bullpups by the Charleston Blue Jays last night on Blue Jay ground, 6-0. This is the first time in 17 years that the Bulldogs have been beaten by the Blue Jays.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Like a boisterous band of children, whooping and hollering, Cattle Egrets and Great Blue Herons have circled a grove of trees a mile outside of Sikeston this summer. With hundreds of them perched on limbs their white bodies make the grove look like toilet papered acreage. The birds take off and wait for the familiar sight of a tractor to furrow the dirt or a cow to walk through the grass because the herons know it's dinner time.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Missouri Highway and Transportation Department held a groundbreaking ceremony for Route 60 in Stoddard and New Madrid counties. This is the first in a series of projects to upgrade Route 60 to a four-lane divided highway from Dexter to Morehouse.

NEW MADRID - A sunset cruise, sponsored by the New Madrid Chamber of Commerce, will depart from New Madrid. Boarding for the 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. cruise will begin at 5:45 p.m. Tickets are $10. The cruise will include live entertainment, souvenirs, photos, concessions and a cash bar. Tickets should be purchased in advance by calling the Chamber of Commerce office at 314