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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Looking Back In Time

Monday, August 27, 2001

60 years ago

Aug. 27, 1941

SIKESTON - A leaf or two was falling Monday and there was the hint of fall in the air, so Coach Vernon Green of Sikeston High School consented to tell something about the Bulldogs' prospects during the coming grid wars. Coach Green wasn't too optimistic. He said that 18 lettermen were lost with the 1940 squad. To form the nucleus of the team, which must be made up of new and untried players are Clem Beal, D.B. Waggener, Reece Matthews and Leonard Crase.

40 years ago

Aug. 27, 1961

SIKESTON - Wheat growers in the seven counties of the Bootheel turned in a vote Thursday on whether to approve the 1962 wheat market program, but voted 640 to 63 in favor.

SIKESTON - More than 300 persons filled the American Legion Hall last night to honor the Rev. E.D. Owens, who has been described as a "man of tremendous character" by Dr. Ramsey Pollard, immediate past president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

20 years ago

Aug. 27, 1981

SIKESTON - An afternoon get together proved interesting for a group of Japanese students living in Sikeston with Experiment in International Living. Barbara Ross hosted a party for the group Monday afternoon and had some unusual games for the students to play.

10 years ago

Aug. 27, 1991

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Community Choir will begin its 24th season on Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Sikeston Senior High School choir room. Rehearsals will be conducted each Thursday. New members are being sought in all voice parts, especially male.

PARMA - The public is invited to "Meet the Teacher Night" Aug. 27 at the Parma Elementary School.