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Posted Sunday, August 29, 2010, at 11:46 AM

I have decided to write entries of 1973 news highlights. Perhaps you will find these events a memory that delights or one that you might find sad. Hope you enjoy and return for memory updates of 37 years ago in Malden.

January 4, 1973

Burglars loot home of Pat LaFont. Take items valued at $2,000.

Funeral services held for Mrs. Florence Riggs. (This is my grandmother. She owned Riggs Hardware. I loved her very much and miss her today.)

Avery Wilcoxson, local merchant dies.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ray Ward observe 50th wedding anniversary.

Claude Massie retires at 40 years in trucking business.

(continued next week).

January 18

Federal Mogul signs agreement with Northern Propane Gas Company assuring Malden plant operation.

Five persons injured in fire that destroyed Ernest Howell home at Charter Oak.

Miss Judy Kilmer named MHS Basket Ball Queen.

Congressman Bill Burlison announces plans to open office in Malden.

Roy Reaves promoted to Vice President of First National Bank of Searcy, Arkansas.

J. B. Graves appointed to the Cotton Hill Township Board to succeed the Late Tom Shelton.

January 25

Former President Lyndon B. Johnson dies.

Three charged with murder of Grandin banker, wife and daughter.

Miss Mary Kochtizky dies.

Fire destroys mobile home of Mrs. Teresa Telker Davidson.

Jimmie Ray Dye of Gideon killed in auto accident.

Delmar Leon Bledsoe in auto crash.

G. H. Anderson local merchant files for Mayor.

TSgt. Lester McMunn retires from USAN after 20 years service.

February 1

U. S. and South Vietnam sign cease fire agreement with North Vietnam.

Associated Natural Gas Company announces they they will not accept any new customers for a period of one year.

City Council to decide method of financing proposed community building.

Farmers State Bank of Risco opens new branch facility in Parma.

February 8

City Council agrees to back community building plan.

Randy McFarland named manager of Security Savings and Loan office in Malden.

ILGWU workers sign new contract with H. W. Gossard Company.

Chicago man convicted of first degree murder in New Madrid killing.

February 15

17 arrested to drug raids in Malden.

City Manager petitions rejected by City Council for too many irregularities.

Congressman Bill D. Burlison holds open house at new office in Malde. Mrs. JoAnn French named officer manager.

Miss Carolyn Bartlett named homecoming queen at Risco High School.

February 22

Angela Dawn Loyd, six year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Lee Loyd of Route 1, Clarkton, killed by car crossing highway.

Mrs. Rose (William) Miller dies.

Gerald (Jerry) Bage of Campbell dies.

Rob Hartsfield of Byron, Ill., loses courageous fight for life.

Narvel Felts signs long-term contract with Cinnamon Records.

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Thanks David = I remember many of the people in your blog. G.H. Anderson was my Dad, Jerry Bage was a cousin, Rose and Willie Miller were great friends of my parents. I knew your grandmother, I knew Mr. Wilcoxson.

I keep seeing the name GREENWAVE - my Dad told me years ago how the Greenwave became the Greenwave - I challenge those in Malden to tell the history of the name of our school and our teams.

-- Posted by Swamprat on Fri, Jan 7, 2011, at 3:04 PM

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Maldenite Blog for the Delta News Citizen will be focusing on the history and art in and around Malden. I will be researching from the archives of the Malden Historical Museum and other methods that I might come across. I hope you find this blog to be an occasional peek into the past that will spark pleasant memories from your own past. Please share your interest or facts you know about Malden's past. Art will cover. . . well art. I invite readers to share their artist endeavors. Thanks for taking the time to read the Maldenite and I hope to enlighten you with some history and art in Malden, Missouri. "No harm's done to history by making it something someone would want to read."-David McCullough
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