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Looking Back 3/7

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Your Beauty Shop is pleased to announce Margaret Ellen Alexander has joined our staff.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Sikeston people will vote in the April 5 city election to decide whether they want daylight savings time this summer. The city council, which put the city under daylight savings time, thus go off the hook. The controversial time change was authorized last year because other communities in Missouri and Illinois had adopted it.


BENTON - Work is almost completed on the cerebral palsy development center. Open house is scheduled for 2 p.m. March 18. The committee has made plans for Mrs. Warren Hearnes and Rep. David Rolwing of Charleston to be present. The public is invited.

20 years ago

CHARLESTON - Two white subjects, a man and a woman, described as in their mid-40's and well dressed, reportedly claimed to be from the Division of Family Services when they went to a home on West Marshall Street about 10:

30 p.m. Wednesday. It is not known whether the couple in Charleston is connected with 15 similar incidents that have been reported in Southeast Missouri recently. The woman of the home asked for identification from the couple. They went out to the van to get it and never returned.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Workers started repairing damage at the home of Lloyd Stoner on Ridge Drive Wednesday afternoon after strong winds ripped bricks and a gas meter off the outside of his home and damaged interior wall during Tuesday night's storm. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety Fire Station No. 2 responded as did the Sikeston Rescue Squad.


MATTHEWS - Authorities found the body of a Michigan man in the back of tractor-trailer rig at the Eagle's Landing Truck Stop at the Matthews exit along Interstate 55. New Madrid County Coroner Tim Clayton was called to the scene and ruled that Kendrick Ware, 63, of Flint, Mich., died of natural causes.