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Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016

Looking Back In Time

Wednesday, October 24, 2001

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Laurene Fowler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Fowler, will entertain the Friendly Girls Club at a Halloween costume party Friday night at her home on Sikes Avenue. The guests will include Mary Ann Tomerline, Margaret Thrower, Janet Nix, Mary Ann Hitchcock, Phyllis Garner, Marilyn Yoffie, Joan Bishop, Lucy Jo Aufdenberg, Shirley Brown and D'Anna Fowler.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - It was announced this morning that in the first week of the 1961 Community Chest campaign now going on, one-fifth of the goal of $42,000 has been contributed.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - A new striping machine recently acquired by the city for the bicycle path program can be seen throughout the city. The machine puts down a four-inch-wide stripe to designate paths along the side of the road.

10 years ago

ST. LOUIS - The chances of feeling a manmade tremor are unlikely but scientists with the more sensitive machinery will be busy gauging the jolts for the next week. Beginning Saturday, researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey and other organizations will set off small, controlled explosions in an effort to crack some of the New Madrid Fault's mysteries. The explosions create seismic waves that travel through or reflect off faults and rock layers diving as deep as 25 miles below the surface.

SIKESTON - Members of the Sikeston Public Library Board expressed concern about the library's future to city councilmen Monday morning. "At this point, we are between a rock and a hard place," said librarian Alice Jackson. She said space has been a longtime problem.