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Looking Back 11-07

Friday, November 7, 2008

60 years ago

Nov. 7, 1948

MATTHEWS - Fifty residential building lots will be sold in the town of Matthews at an auction next week when the Matthews Improvement Association's new four-block Chamber of Commerce addition opens.

40 years ago

Nov. 7, 1968

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Motor Co. announced the purchase of five acres of property on the east side of Highway 61 south, across from the IGA Foodliner. The business plans to move their operations there by Sept. 1970.

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EAST PRAIRIE - Mr. and Mrs. George Graham celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a celebration at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Lorene Thornton.

20 years ago

Nov. 7, 1988

SIKESTON - Sikeston High School senior Fara McDonald, the 17-year-old daughter of Duke and Pat McDonald of Sikeston, is The Daily Standard's Calendar Girl for November. Miss McDonald is secretary of Red Peppers and president of the Art Club. Following graduation, she plans to major in journalism and hopes to pursue a career as a news broadcaster.

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NEW MADRID - Approval of contracts for construction of city services and purchase of a police car were among agenda items before the city council Monday evening.

10 years ago

Nov. 7, 1998

BLODGETT - Vicki Taylor of rural Dudley is the new postmaster at Blodgett. She replaces Linda Allen who was promoted to postmaster at Marston. Taylor has been with the U.S. Postal Service for five years.