60 years ago
Oct. 5, 1948
BELL CITY - Mr. and Mrs. Albert McAlexander celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a gathering at their home in Bell City Sunday.
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SIKESTON - A total of 1,858 bales of cotton have been ginned in Sikeston to date at the three local gins, according to a survey this morning.
40 years ago
Oct. 5, 1968
SIKESTON - Mark Schumacher, son of Mr. and Mrs. F.X. Schumacher, has been elected president of the student body at Subiaco Academy in Subiaco, Ark. Joe Schlosser, son of Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Schlosser, was elected treasurer of the council.
20 years ago
Oct. 5, 1988
NEW MADRID - Construction to extend water and sewer lines to the southern end of town will begin soon. The City Council Monday evening approved the low bid of $12,498 from Al Hendrix Plumbing. Other bids submitted were $15,850 by Cowan Construction and $26,112.20 from Patton Plumbing. The project will provide services to two businesses located on Highway 61 at the intersection of Old Kingshighway. Plans call for extension of services to residences across the highway in 1989.
10 years ago
Oct. 5, 1998
SIKESTON - JIm Thompson, a longtime Sikeston resident who now lives at Lake Wappapello, recently was honored by MFA Oil Co. upon his retirement after nearly 40 years. Thompson, who started with MFA Oil in 1960, was a district sales manager for several years before his retirement this summer.
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NEW MADRID - Work is progressing on the Juvenile Detention Center under construction at New Madrid. The center will be completed in March according to Charlie Griffith, a member of R.L. Persons Construction of Poplar Bluff. Construction costs are estimated at $1.2 million.