Looking Back 9/13
60 years ago
SIKESTON - Mrs. Hulda Bean Watkins, a life-long resident of Sikeston, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Edwards, on Maplewood Drive, early yesterday morning, following a week's illness of pneumonia.
40 years ago
SIKESTON - Barbara Jean Greer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Guthrie, 316 Powers, has completed requirements for her A.B. degree from Central Methodist University.
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SIKESTON - The Southeast Missouri Central Auxiliary will meet Sep. 16-17 at the Holiday Inn in connection with the Southeast Dental Society.
SIKESTON -The Arbutus Class of the First Baptist Church met Monday night at the home of Mrs. Milem Limbaugh. Fourteen members are three visitors were present.
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CHARLESTON - Miss Janie Bock was chosen Miss Mississippi County Fair for 1965 at the fairgrounds east of Charleston.
20 years ago
MARSTON - The reduction in demand of aluminum has prompted more layoffs at the Noranda Aluminum Co. Inc., the area's largest employer. The layoffs of 10 additional employees has been posted. Presently, a total of 270 employees have been laid off from the company, a spokesman said.
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EAST PRAIRIE - A proposal to consolidate city administration offices with the police department and jail is under discussion. Reportedly the jail and police station are in need of repair and consolidation, and would allow use of space now available in the city administration building.
10 years ago
SIKESTON - The Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission has awarded a contract for lighting the Interstate 55 and Route 77 interchange east of Benton. The contract in the amount of $72,372.50, was awarded Sept. 1 to Cotner Electric Company Inc. of Cape Girardeau. Construction should begin this fall.