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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Looking Back In Time

Monday, September 3, 2001

60 years ago

SIKESTON - More than 1,600 youngsters will be in attendance in Sikeston Public Schools next Monday.

40 years ago

PORTAGEVILLE - Missouri Cotton Quality Day will be held at Hayti Tuesday. It will provide plenty of information that would interest any cotton farmer or ginner, Wendell Choate, president of the Missouri Cotton Producers Association, said today.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The building slumps that plagued 1980 and the first few months of this year are still being felt in Sikeston. Only 10 permits were issued for new houses in June, July and August to date.

POPLAR BLUFF - Southeast Missouri Area Wide Clients Council Inc. President Larry Hurt of Poplar Bluff has requested help from 10th District Rep. Bill Emerson in Washington. Hurt, in his letter to the congressman, cites what he calls a "scandalous situation" and "serious and shocking violations of the public trust."

10 years ago

NEW MADRID - Heather Ramsey, daughter of Gene and Sara Ramsey, recently represented New Madrid County Central High School at the seventh annual Missouri Scholars Academy on the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia.

MATTHEWS - Matthews Junior High Cheerleaders received several red and blue ribbons and the coveted Spirit Stick at the NCA Camp, held recently at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. The girls are Amanda Spraggs, Leslie Warwick, Laura Mitchell, Emily Powell, Heather Raybourn, Faith Garner and Larissa Lathum.

EAST PRAIRIE - A reunion was held Aug. 24 at Big Oak State Park by the Holder, McIlroy and McEntire families.