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Looking Back 12-1

Monday, December 1, 2008

60 years ago

Dec. 1, 1948

SIKESTON - Mrs. E.R. Putnam announced today that she has sold Putnam's Market, located at 633 Greer St., to G.C. Baker Jr. and Myrtice Limbaugh.

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NEW MADRID - Mr. and Mrs. Ferg Hunter of New Madrid are parents of a son born yesterday at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

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SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Young of Sikeston have a baby girl born today.

40 years ago

Dec. 1, 1968

CHARLESTON - The Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade will be held tonight. A treasure hunt is also scheduled according to Frank Bihr, chairman of the committee.

20 years ago

Dec. 1, 1988

SIKESTON - Owner Barbara Rush conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for her Beauty Boutique, 832 Linn St. on Tuesday morning. Among those at the ceremony were Bob Blankenship, Dorothy Lee, Tom Rush, Barbara Rush, Robin Hough, Monica May and Pat Marble.

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SIKESTON - Sikeston runners in the St. Louis Marathon were Mike Chegnidden, Troy Hodge, Wendell Sanders and John Hodge.

10 years ago

Dec. 1, 1998

CHARLESTON - The Charleston Lady Blue Jays ran into a buzz saw known as the Poplar Bluff Lady Mules on Monday. Poplar Bluff ran past the host Lady Blue Jays 56-28.

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SIKESTON - At Monday's meeting, the Sikeston City Council approved the bid of $62,190 from Sikeston Motor Company for the purchase of three new patrol vehicles for the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. Public Safety Director James W. Leist said that the Ford Crown Victorias are the only cars manufactured that have rear wheel drive and a police package.