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Looking Back 9-18

Thursday, September 18, 2008

60 years ago

Sept. 18, 1948

SIKESTON - Harry C. Blanton, Sikeston attorney, was named chairman of the Sikeston Boy Scout District in an annual meeting held last night at the Scout cabin at the airport.

40 years ago

Sept. 18, 1968

MATTHEWS - The Little Mr. and Miss Matthews were crowned last night at the fifth annual Matthews Fall Festival. The honors went to Sidney Parker, 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lindle Parker, and Dana Vaughn, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Vaughn.

20 years ago

Sept. 18, 1988

SIKESTON - New regulations designed to prevent underground chemical leaks may soon affect gasoline prices. "Any time that a company has an increase in the cost of its operations or in the cost of its product, prices can go up," said Stephen Huffstutler, who manages Santie Oil Co. of Sikeston.

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SIKESTON - Cheryl Blanks practiced printing with her opposite hand Saturday as part of the Sikeston Adult Basic Education Learning Center seminar on the Laubach method of teaching reading and writing. The exercise was to help prospective teachers better relate to the difficulty of learning to write.

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NEW MADRID - Corn harvest is nearing completion in Southeast Missouri. Crop yields are wide ranging according to Joe Scott with the University of Missouri Delta Center. He noted in areas hard hid by the drought, fields are producing 20 to 25 bushels per acre compared to irrigated fields and those receiving ample ranges fall producing from 100 to 150 bushels per acre.

10 years ago

Sept. 18, 1998

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Their veto session uneventfully ended, lawmakers used Thursday's floor session for goodbyes. One of the longest rounds of applause was for the Legislature's senior member, Rep. Gene Copeland, D-New Madrid, who is retiring after serving in the chamber since 1961.