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Looking Back 2/2

Thursday, February 2, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - W.H. "Billy" Edwards has purchased the interest of Fred Cole in the Sikeston Marble Works and will now be associated with his father, W.C. Edwards in the business.

40 years ago

NEW MADRID - Plans for a new paper mill in New Madrid which will employ 200 with an estimated annual payroll of $2 million will be made at a public meeting Feb. 10.

SIKESTON - The post office reported today that 10 aliens registered during January, an annual requirement. This was the same number which registered last year. Six were from Sikeston.

CHARLESTON - The Charleston R-2 District School Board Tuesday voted four to two that it should start taking applications for a new school superintendent.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and the Sikeston United Way announced Friday the formation of a communitywide volunteer awards program. The Bell Volunteer Awards are designed for the grassroots volunteers who serve Sikeston with a continuing gift of time rather than a specialized skill, according to Mark Walker, community relations manager for Southwestern Bell.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - A man was shot in a drive-by shooting at approximately 10:15 a.m. today at a carwash on the corner of Ruth and Southwest streets. The victim reportedly sustained a gunshot wound to his right leg, following several shots fired from a handgun. Unconfirmed reports say at least four shots were fired from a black vehicle. A search was under way immediately after the incident for a suspect described by witnesses.

CHARLESTON - Thursday's action at the 1995 Charleston High School Girls' Invitational basketball tournament was canceled due to inclement weather, according to tourney director Beverly Wright.