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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Looking Back 9/7

Sunday, September 7, 2008

60 years ago

Sept. 7, 1948

SIKESTON - Pouring the concrete for a memorial to the war dead of both World Wars in the Legion Park will begin Sept. 20, according to Herb Walton, a member of the American Legion Memorial Committee.

40 years ago

Sept. 7, 1968

SIKESTON - Members of the newly created Planning and Zoning Commission were urged by Chairman Ira Keller in the first meeting Tuesday night to study the coming changes recommended in the comprehensive plan.

20 years ago

Sept. 7, 1988

NEW MADRID - Drainage was the main topic of discussion of the New Madrid City Council during its regular meeting which was conducted Tuesday evening.

10 years ago

Sept. 7, 1998

SIKESTON - New officers for the 1998 Sikeston Art League are: Cora Gremard, secretary; Barbara Rigsby, treasurer; Gerald Penn, second vice president; Ann Schuchart, first vice president; and Lynn Lancaster, president.

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SIKESTON - Sikeston American Legion Post 114 officially opened their new trailer with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The trailer, which will serve as the food stand, was donated by Gary and Judy Weed. It was rebuilt with the assistance of the Sons of the American Legion, a youth organization for young men and boys whose fathers or grandparents served during time of conflict.

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HAYTI - With Ed Nichols back as head coach of the East Prairie football program, the Eagles hope to return to the winning days when he coached them three years ago. They got off to a real good start Friday night by shutting out Hayti on the Indians' home field 32-0 for a SEMO South Division Conference victory.