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Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Looking Back 3/4

Sunday, March 4, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Grover C. Baker of Sikeston this Monday morning took over duties as collector of Scott County, succeeding C.E. Felker.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Remodeling of Buckner-Ragsdale Co., 124 E. Front St., will include a new front door for the store and adjacent building, formerly used by the P.N. Hirsch Co. The men's wear department will be in the old section and the women's wear department will occupy the former Hirsch section.

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NEW MADRID - Judging by the amount of money the average New Madrid County family spends each year for beauty aids, personal appearance is of prime importance. According to figures from the 20th Century Fund and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, New Madrid countians spent $918,000 last year on cosmetic items.

20 years ago

CHARLESTON - The half-cent sales tax proposal was approved by a 50-vote margin in Tuesday's special election in Mississippi County, by a simple majority vote for approval. The measure was approved 568 to 518 in unofficial returns.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The younger generation will be in charge of the city on Friday. The annual Youth in Government Day, sponsored by the Sikeston Optimist Club, means Sikeston High School students take their places beside elected and appointed city officials and employees in an exercise designed to foster citizenship.

CHARLESTON - Joan Feezor, Margaret Beggs and Cathy Atwood worked in a former hardware store to dry the damaged records of Mississippi County. The archivists anticipate having all the records dry within three or four months if the weather permits. It is then the responsibility of the county to reorganize the files. According to Feezor, "There is no way to rush the drying process. It happens in its own time."