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Looking Back 10/31

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

SIKESTON - Walter Stewart and family moved to Kansas City Monday to make their home. Stewart is associated with an insurance company there.

SIKESTON - The Junior Chamber of Commerce Halloween dress contest attracted 40 children to the downtown parking lot, south of the J.C. Penney store, where 13 winners were chosen in four classifications. The prizes were $5, $3 and $1 in each category.

20 years ago -- Oct. 31, 1986

NEW MADRID - The staff of the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site photographed the canopy bed which will become rumpled although no one in the house has touched it. The bed is kept neatly made by the staff for tours, but often they will return to the master bedroom to find it appearing as someone has sat on the side of the bed, or even laid down, sometimes leaving an imprint on the pillow.

SIKESTON - Awareness is up, arrests are up, but the number of drug offenses in Sikeston, as in the rest of the country, is also up. Sikeston Public Safety figures released in September show that the number of "drug offenses" rose from 31 last year (Jan. 1 - Aug. 31, 1995) to 74 through August of that year. According to Det. Sgt. Mark Crocker, this rise in caseload does not mean a doubling of drug use in the city. "I don't think the problem has changed a lot," said Sgt. Crocker, "And until people decide not to use drugs it will continue. The fact is that if there is a market for drugs, as there is here, then you will have drugs."

SIKESTON - Students from Lee Hunter Elementary School in Sikeston helped several organizations for recent Make-A-Difference Day. First graders helped clean the school yard while the second grade collected canned goods for the local Food Bank.