60 years ago
Oct. 3, 1948
SIKESTON - Rosalie Powell of the Matthews Community 4-H Club was chosen at the state champion cherry pie baker at the state contest held at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
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SIKESTON - A group of Sikeston businessmen have launched a drive to take the final $80,000 needed to pay the community's share of the cost of the new Missouri Delta Community Hospital.
40 years ago
Oct. 3, 1968
SIKESTON - Gov. Warren E. Hearnes will speak at the dedication of the Sikeston Regional Diagnostic Clinic at 2 p.m. Sunday.
20 years ago
Oct. 3, 1988
NEW MADRID - Concluding the pageants which were part of the 29th American Legion Fall Festival Saturday was the selection of Miss Pre-Teen. The first recipient of the title, which was made part of the activities this year was Kami Vavak, 11, daughter of Dinah Vavak of New Madrid. Heather Graham, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Graham of New Madrid was first runner-up and Heather Patterson, 10, daughter of Terrell and Joyce Patterson of New Madrid was second runner-up.
10 years ago
Oct. 3, 1998
SIKESTON - Brittany McDonald was crowned 1998 Miss Sikeston Friday night at the Sikeston Elks Lodge. She is the daughter of Duke and Pat McDonald. First alternate went to 17-year-old Tara Barnett, daughter of Steve and Beresa Barnett. Tessa Matheney, daughter of Hense and Joyce Winchester, was named second alternate.
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NEW MADRID - Final construction is under way on a new Casey's General Store which will be located on Highway 61 in New Madrid. Construction is set to be complete by Oct. 29.