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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Looking Back 10-09

Thursday, October 9, 2008

60 years ago

Oct. 9, 1948

SIKESTON - J.A. Sutterfield, Sikeston architect, was appointed fund drive chairman of the Red Cross at an executive board meeting held at the Red Cross office Tuesday afternoon.

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SIKESTON - Tentative sketches for a new three-story addition to the Baptist Church were turned over to the architect today by the church building committee, according to J.J. Reiss, chairman of the group. The addition will be added to the west side of the facility.

40 years ago

Oct. 9, 1968

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Regional Diagnostic Center was formally dedicated Sunday afternoon by Gov. Warren E. Hearnes with the message, "This building symbolizes what is best in all of us."

20 years ago

Oct. 9, 1988

SIKESTON - It's more than likely going to be just an average year for the Bootheel's cotton crop. The crop was given that evaluation last week by local gin companies, the U.S. Agricultural and Marketing Service Division in Hayti and a Sikeston farmer. Those contacted all agreed recent rains had hurt the cotton crop, making it impossible to harvest at the normal time. The Bootheel's earlier dry weather apparently also contributed to the demise of the area's cotton.

10 years ago

Oct. 9, 1998

SIKESTON - The women of Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church and the evangelism committee are planning a quilt show from 10-4 p.m. Saturday at the church. Old quilts, new quilts and various quilted items will be part of the event.

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SIKESTON - Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, formerly the Clayton Avenue Baptist Church, is now located off Interstate 55, behind the Coach House Inn in Miner. Dedication services were held Sept. 13. Donny Haynes, pastor, read the history of the church.