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Monday, July 28, 2014

Looking Back 11/15

Monday, November 15, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - The Edmondson Street Church of God purchased property on Kingshighway and Edmondson this week in preparation for more parishioners.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Speaking on the topic, "Rules of the Road," the Rev. J.W. Hackney, pastor of the First Baptist Church, gave the Kiwanis Club an inspirational talk Tuesday night. He emphasized there are three major rules to follow to achieve a successful life. Keep to the mainline, develop the right habits and attitudes and plow deep.

20 years ago

DEXTER - Seventy-eight slot machines that had been impounded in Dexter were "retrieved" last month by a man posing a special federal agent and his two associates. The slot machines reportedly were seized in a gambling raid four months ago by the FBI, according to William S. Vaughn, the U.S. Marshal in St. Louis.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Wal-Mart store in Sikeston is a major corporate sponsor of the Cummins Gateway/Make a Wish Foundation Golf Benefit. Scott Reynolds, Wal-Mart associate manager, presented a check for $2,000 to Gary Noisworthy, vice president of Cummins Gateway. Also attending the presentation was Shad Old with Made a Wish.

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SIKESTON - The City of Sikeston recently made a donation of $1,073 to the Sikeston United Way. Presenting Donna Burk, UW representative, with the donation was Calli Shirrell. Others who attended the presentation were: Pat Devault, Anne Recker, Jiggs Moore, Carroll Couch and Steve Borgsmiller. Economic Development and Public Works gave 100 percent.