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Looking Back 9/19

Monday, September 19, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Cpl. George Hensley Jr., who has been serving with the Ninth Air Force overseas for nearly two years, landed in Boston last week and is expected here the latter part of the week for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Hensley near Sikeston.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Earl Jarvis and Dr. Wendell Weathers, co-chairmen of the Jaycee mental handicapped clinic site fund drive, announced Saturday noon at the Holiday Inn that pledges and contributions totaling $60,000 have been received. That leaves $8,000 before the goal is reached.

20 years ago

CHARLESTON - Stepped up efforts to eradicate the cultivation and harvesting of marijuana in Mississippi County are paying off. Sheriff Avery Hutcheson reported a plot was raided about 8 p.m. Wednesday and 96 plants ranging in height up to 14 feet were cut. Street value on the plants was set at $65,000.

MINER - A ground breaking ceremony was conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday for a new facility to be opening in Miner. The second locating of Scott County Feed and Supply will be at 110 AA Road under the management of Toni Umfleet.

10 years ago

CHARLESTON - Charleston's Katie O'Rourke scored an 8-0 singles victory during Monday's match against Caruthersville. O'Rourke, along with her doubles partner, Laura Rolwing, won 8-1. Overall, the Lady Blue Jays won 9-0 over Caruthersville. They return to action at 4 p.m. Wednesday in a makeup match at Jackson.

SIKESTON - Terry Nailing of Mazzio's recently presented a check from their United Way fund-raiser to Judy Beggs. For his community service, Nailing was presented with a plaque.