60 years ago
Sept. 14, 1945
SIKESTON - As soon as the arrangements can be made, a new War Price and Rationing Office will be opened in Sikeston to serve both Scott and Mississippi counties. The present board at Oran and Charleston will be closed.
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SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Fred Harris, who will move to Jefferson City in a short time, were honored by a dinner by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Williams.
SIKESTON - The United Fund budget was reduced by $950 from last year in a directors meeting yesterday in the Middle School. Ten agencies are to receive $38,900.
MATTHEWS - Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 are the dates for the third annual fall festival, sponsored by the Matthews Community Club and the volunteer fire department.
CHARLESTON - An ordinance prohibiting loitering on the city's streets by youngsters 18 years of age and under, between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. was passed by the city council.
SIKESTON - The 100th meeting of the Charleston-Sikeston football game was filled with excitement and enthusiasm. The teams played to a 20 - 19 final score with the Sikeston bulldogs on top. That changed the record for the 100 game series to 67 victories for Sikeston compared to 28 for Charleston.
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BERTRAND - Birds Point Terminal and Bertrand Cotton Co. were purchased recently by C&G Agribusiness Inc. C&G Agribusiness is owned by Charles Grau and Mr. and Mrs. Tevhit Camoglu.
BENTON - Kelly High's junior varsity softball team recently took first place in the Jackson J.V. Tournament, defeating Perryville, Jackson and Cape Central for the title.
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SIKESTON - Parents of students in the Sikeston R-6 school district will have to spend a little more for lunches at school. All lunches have been raised 10-