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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Looking Back 3/13

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - A contract for the grandstand and bleachers of the VFW recreational area has been let to Clinton Bros. Construction.

40 years ago

MINER - The board of trustees of the city of Miner replied today to City Manager W. Raymert Miller's proposal for Sikeston to charge $150 per fire call in Miner.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The Delta Counties Bank, 425 N. Main St., broke ground for its new three-story bank building Thursday. Ralph Boyer Construction of Sikeston will erect the 15,000-square-foot structure, scheduled for completion in November. Theon Grojean of Sikeston prepared the plans for the building. Breaking ground were Stan Thompson, president; Van Puls, chairman of the board; Judge David Mann, director; and Hal Robertson, director.

EAST PRAIRIE - A candidate for police chief in the April 7 election, although told earlier he does not meet qualifications, informed the city council Thursday night he is still running for the position. Richard Parker was told in February he did not meet the ordinance requirement on having at least one year of experience in some area of law enforcement.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Sikeston Convalescent Center celebrated National Pig Day on March 1 by having a hog calling contest and watching a movie about pigs. Shirley Carnell won a stuffed pig for being best hog caller.

NEW MADRID - Eula Martindale of New Madrid was selected as Woman of the Year by the Pi Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and was presented with a silver engraved tray by Sally Ann Moore, president of the chapter; and Jeanette Graham, club member. Mrs. Martindale was praised for her activities with church and civic groups and efforts on behalf of elderly residents at Sells Nursing Home. She was honored in New Madrid.