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Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Looking Back 11/21

Monday, November 21, 2005

60 years ago

MATTHEWS - Mr. and Mrs. Chester Seymour and children, former residents of Marble Hill, have returned to the community to live.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - A 161,000 volt power line is to be built from Idalia to Sikeston to furnish power for a substation in Sikeston. The line is part of a $2,800,000 grant from the Southwestern Power Administration. Bids for the construction of the line will be taken within 60 days.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Nearly 100 people were in attendance at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday for the MRDD group homes located adjacent to the Sikeston Regional Center for the Developmentally Disabled on Plaza Drive. Each of the group homes contains living quarters for eight residents and house a total of 40 occupants. By July 1986, the new homes are anticipated to employ approximately 100 people including developmental assistants for each home and medical personnel. Total monthly salaries for the employees has been estimated at $130,000.

10 years ago

NEW MADRID - The Missouri Highway Patrol and New Madrid County sheriff's deputies stopped a vehicle on Interstate 55 Monday after receiving reports that two prisoners had apparently overtaken a deputy in a vehicle and were traveling at a high rate of speed. As it turned out, the individuals were actually three entertainers headed to Chicago.


SIKESTON - Many recipients of the substantial contributions from Imogene Ruth Albritton Mayer, a former resident of Sikeston, were on hand as Mayor Terry Bryant signed a proclamation declaring Nov. 22 as Imogene Ruth Albritton Mayer Day. Mayer made several donations over the years for the benefit of Sikeston residents. Some have included the Sikeston Little Theatre, Humane Society and Missouri Delta Medical Center.