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Looking Back 9-14

Sunday, September 14, 2008

60 years ago

Sept. 14, 1948

CAPE GIRARDEAU - Phyllis Hubbard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Hubbard of Chaffee, was selected queen of the Cape Girardeau County Fair in a contest held at the fairgrounds last night. Carolyn Wilkinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wilkinson, represented Sikeston in the contest.

40 years ago

Sept. 14, 1968

DEXTER - Ruth Whitledge of Bloomfield was crowned Miss Stoddard County last night in the Dexter High School cafetoria by the 1967 queen, Marilyn Rhodes of Advance. The contest opened the annual week-long Stoddard County Fair.

20 years ago

Sept. 14, 1988

EAST PRAIRIE - An increase in dumping fees at Lemmons Landfill at Dexter has necessitated the city raising the cost for sanitation pickup to city residents. The action was taken by the City Council Tuesday evening.

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CHARLESTON - Agenda items before the City Council, which met Tuesday evening, ranged from an audit report to the continuing controversial quonset hut situation. Also included following the regular session was approval of a liquor license for Delta Rae Miller by the liquor committee and an executive session for discussion of litigation.

10 years ago

Sept. 14, 1998

EAST PRAIRIE - Staying drug-free is hard for many teenagers today but not if they "Stand Together," which is the theme of the East Prairie High School drug program this year. Bernard Ivie, head football coach and drug program coordinator, wrote a $13,400 grant for this year's "Stand Together" drug campaign.

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COLUMBUS, Ga. - Army Pvt. Paul A. Ward has graduated from One Station Unit Training at the U.S. Army Infantry School at Fort Benning. The training combined basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT). He is the son of Rejeania M. and John Givens of Sikeston, Mo.