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Looking Back 10-10

Friday, October 10, 2008

60 years ago

Oct. 10, 1948

SIKESTON - Cheryl Ann and Lucky Orr, daughter and son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Orr, celebrated their third and fourth birthdays respectively with a party at their home Wednesday afternoon.

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SIKESTON - Mrs. George W. Gardner entertained this afternoon with a party for her son, George, who celebrated his first birthday today.

40 years ago

Oct. 10, 1968

COLUMBIA - Eagle Scout Michael Struwe, 17, of Sikeston was named winner from the eight Boy Scout councils in a statewide selection for a candidate to make a Scout progress report to Gov. Warren E. Hearnes.

20 years ago

Oct. 10, 1988

SIKESTON - Fire prevention starts with attentiveness among children and adults, says John Mallott, sergeant fire inspector for the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. The DPS is pressing that point with tots in the school system this week and next week.

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CHARLESTON - Concerns about the mobile home ordinance, some trees on Ellis Street, dust on Seventh Street, tennis courts and park shelters came before the Charleston City Council Tuesday evening.

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BENTON - Scott County will receive a grant of almost $21,000 from a federal board designed to provide food and shelter for the homeless. The money was made available under the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1988, according to Sen. Jack Danforth (R-Mo.). The funds will be distributed by the Emergency Food and Shelter National Bank.

10 years ago

Oct. 10, 1998

NEW MADRID - Retiring State Legislator Gene Copeland was honored Thursday evening in New Madrid. Not only did area residents attend the event, but also friends who became acquainted with Copeland during his 38 years serving the Bootheel in Jefferson City.