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Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016

Looking Back 8/30

Thursday, August 30, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Miss Mary Emma Allen, noted harpist, is to present special music at the Methodist Church Sunday morning.

SIKESTON - The first bale of cotton reported received at a gin in this area was brought to the Base Line Gin south of Morley yesterday by Raymond Emerson.

40 years ago

MORLEY - Morley SCC claimed third place in the SeMo Independent baseball tournament last night with an 18-17 victory over Malden.

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SIKESTON - C.T. Howard has sold the Sikeston Coin and Stamp Company to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sanders.

20 years ago

NEW MADRID - Preparation is under way for a new industry which is moving into New Madrid. City crews are working to prepare the site on Highway U to be occupied by Kon-Tek, which makes buildings used by the telecommunications industry.

10 years ago

Aug. 30, 1997

SIKESTON - Beginning Sept. 1, food stamps will no longer be issued to Scott County residents. Instead, the approximately 2,5000 food stamp household in the county will have a small, red, white and blue plastic card, designed to replace paper checks and food stamp coupons.

SIKESTON - He's come a long way from picking cotton and thinning peaches as a 14-year-old. Scott Perry, Missouri Department of Transportation senior highway designer, remembers making $3 per 100 pounds of cotton at his first job. "I went to the carnival in Bloomfield and spent my whole paycheck," he said. In 1961, as a rodman on the survey team for MoDOT he did a little better, making $232 a month.

NEW MADRID - The New Madrid American Legion hosted its annual Fall Festival. Christian Stallings, 4, the son of Kristy Hastings and Michael Stallings of Sikeston, and Chelsea Ann Freeman, 4, the daughter of Steven and Stacey Freeman of Essex, were chosen Little Mr. and Miss Fall Festival.

SIKESTON - Stephen L. McClanahan of Charleston was elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Production Credit Association of Southeast Missouri.