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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back 11/10

Friday, November 10, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mrs. Hugh R. Cawthorn and her daughter Mary have purchased the Grugett and McCord Gift Shop from Mrs. Cawthorn's sister.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs downed Blytheville, Ark., 41-25 in the last game of the season. Fifteen members of the Dogs' team ended their season also, leaving a large hole for Coach Bill Sapp to fill.

SIKESTON - American flags, 640 of them, were presented to classrooms in school districts in Scott, Mississippi and New Madrid counties today by Scouts of the Okeechobee District.

20 years ago

Nov. 10, 1986

SIKESTON - The cast of the Sikeston Little Theatre production of "The Music Man" is in its final day of rehearsal. The musical, scheduled for Nov. 20-23 at the Chaney-Harris Cultural Center, centers around a traveling salesman, Harold Hill, played by Ken Shields of Sikeston, and his attempt to swindle the citizens of a community. Hill coaxes Tommy, played by Jason Barnes, into being his "right-hand man." Tommy is being coaxed in another way by Zaneeta, played by Debbie Jackson.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Now that the business of building is over, David Strom says the direction of the Sikeston City Library Board of Trustees will be to look inward. Re-elected to a second term as president of the board, Strom said updating the internal workings of the library is on the agenda.

CHARLESTON - The Clara Drinkwater Newnam Auditorium of Charleston High School will swing with the music of Roy Gerson on Saturday. That night, at 7:

30 p.m. Delta Concerts opens its 1996-1997 season with the Roy Gerson Swingtet, a program featuring music composed by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and many others of the 1930s and 1940s.