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Looking Back 5/11

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Tom Holderby have purchased the W.Q. Tanner property on Sikes and after extensive remodeling and redecoration will occupy it as their home.

40 years ago

EAST PRAIRIE - James Clemons, a wholesale egg truck operator at East Prairie, received an acknowledgement to a sympathy message sent to the family of Gen. Douglass MacArthur on his death. He had met the general when he was a private first class, with the 37th division when he served as a gunner in automatic weapons on New Guinea and the Admiralty Islands.

20 years ago

CHARLESTON - Adoption of the fiscal year 1984-85 budget, citizens' complaints and repealing of the city's rural fire contract headed Tuesday evening's City Council session. Prior to adoption, public hearings on the budget and use of General Revenue Sharing funds were conducted. Neither hearing brought citizen comments. Projected collections for the upcoming year are estimated at $1,197,600, about a 3 percent increase over the previous year.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - It was long overdue. After nearly a month without a win, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs notched their second victory of the softball season. Ironically, the win came over the same Portageville squad the Lady Bulldogs had beaten on April 14 with a 19-0 hit barrage. After one lopsided win over Portageville, the Lady Bulldogs were forced to rally for the 10-6 win on Tuesday.

SIKESTON - Four Girl Scouts have been selected from nearly 4,000 applicants nationwide to attend Wider Opportunities. They are Erica Walker, Libby Dust, Katy Griffith and Tammy Sisson.