Looking Back in Time at July 21

Monday, July 21, 2003

SIKESTON - The first cotton boll to be brought to this office during the present season was from a farm four miles west of Sikeston. The Stoneville cotton boll was from a 30-acre field on land owned by Ben Welter and farmed by Andy Miederhoff.

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bean of Sikeston are the parents of a son born Sunday in the local hospital.

DEXTER - Sikeston's Babe Ruth All-Stars nipped Dexter's All-Stars 4-3 in a game played at Dexter Saturday night.

BELL CITY - Thirteen of 65 cars on a Missouri Cottonbelt Railroad train derailed about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday a mile south of Bell City, the second train derailment in three days in Southeast Missouri.

SIKESTON - In an effort to stimulate economic growth to the downtown area, the Downtown Revitalization Committee hopes to capitalize on upcoming events. In August the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo will host more than 30,000 out-of-town visitors. With the consent of the Sikeston Jaycees, the downtown merchants and the American Legion, the group hopes to create a two-day festival. Carrying through with western theme, a farmers market, craft and food booths and sidewalk sales are possibilities.

NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Eagles began their two-week summer camp this week with nearly 60 players in action. The Eagles lost only six seniors from last year's squad which won the Class 4A district championship with a 7-3 overall record and a 3-0 district state record. Missouri State High School Activities Association rules permit teams to begin fall workouts on Aug. 11.

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