Looking Back 10/26
SIKESTON - C.L. Blanton III, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Blanton Jr., underwent an emergency appendectomy this morning at Saint Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
SIKESTON - E.L. Corbin of Sikeston was unanimously elected as chairman of the executive board of the Advisory Health Council of Scott County at a meeting of the executive board members held at Benton.
SIKESTON - Lynne Romann Tenkhoff, 17, high school senior and a blonde, was crowned queen of the annual homecoming last night.
SIKESTON - A half-gallon of whiskey valued at $11.55 was reported stolen from Sikeston Cut Rate Sundries and Liquor Store.
SIKESTON - A Halloween costume contest will be held at the American Legion Park.
CHARLESTON - Discussions at Tuesday evening's special council meeting ranged from a proposed mobile home park to future street improvements. Gene Slaten has proposed to open a park on family property on East Marshall Street. The park would have a maximum of 20 units and would be located on the former site of a motel.
EAST PRAIRIE - The Junior Civic Club and local East Prairie businesses are sponsoring the Third Annual Community Halloween Party Saturday evening. This year's event will be a party/film festival at the Demo Theater.
SIKESTON - The annual hospital ball, benefiting the Missouri Delta Medical Center, took place Saturday at the Armory in Sikeston. Amidst the food, charity auction and entertainment was a ceremony honoring the late Dr. C. Edward Felker III, who played a pivotal role in hospital functions.
CHARLESTON - The clock was turned back to the early 1900s in Mississippi County on Saturday as documents and items discovered in a time capsule were examined. Inside the box built on May 30, 1900, by Joe Hart was a copy of the Enterprise newspaper dated Oct. 6, 1899.