60 years ago
March 18, 1948
SIKESTON - Mrs. Murray Ellis gave a party Friday afternoon for her daughter, Ella Louise, who celebrated her second birthday.
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Throgmorton are now occupying the residence of the late Ann Winchester at 410 Tanner St. The apartment vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Throgmorton in the Park Avenue Apartments will be occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Felix O. Byrd.
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Vicki Schindler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Schindler of Morehouse, and Connie Nowell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nowell of Morehouse, have pledged Delta Nu chapter of Alpha Delta Pi social sorority of Southeast Missouri State College.
NEW MADRID - A petition was filed in circuit court today by the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education requesting that the district be permitted to intervene in the suit challenging the annexation of Morehouse C-12 school district to the R-6 district.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Christopher Bond and John Danforth have announced that the U.S. Government Printing Office has awarded a contract for $376,700 to Media Press Inc. of Sikeston. The contract is for the production of chemical transfer mulit-forms for the Veterans Administration.
CHARLESTON - A new Dairy Queen store will open in Charleston during the latter part of March. The official grand opening will take place two to three weeks after that.
10 years ago
March 18, 1998
NEW MADRID - As part of a state grant, five cameras will be installed on school buses used in the New Madrid County R-1 School District. The district's board of education authorized the use of the cameras within the district's bus fleet during their March meeting.