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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back 6-14

Friday, June 14, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Forty-eight Southeast Missouri men left by train Wednesday to work during the summer on railroad crews in western states.

40 years ago

ST. LOUIS - John Carr of Sikeston was elected president of the Missouri Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association. Carr received the honor at last week's national convention here. He is president of National Gas Company of Missouri.

20 years ago

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Bill Emerson called Thursday's budget plan vote a "long overdue vote for a lower deficit and more jobs." The statement from the Cape Girardeau Republican came after the House voted to reduce the deficit by $80 billion.

SIKESTON Three motor vehicle larcenies and two vandalisms were reported to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety today.

10 years ago

CHARLESTON - A Florida man was enjoying a view of Southeast Missouri when both engines quit on the twin-engined 1972 Piper Seneca he was flying. En route from Dexter to Florida, Joseph Norman Lamiroult, 26, of Daytona Beach, Fla., was headed for a stop in Paducah, Ky., when he was forced to land the plane in Mississippi County on Tuesday afternoon. Lamiroult reported the right engine cut out and shortly afterward, the left engine quit. Spotting County Road 301, the pilot told authorities he was going to try to land on the road but saw a tractor and bush hog coming and elected to set down in a wheat field.

SIKESTON - Work continues on the city's FY-93 budget with two more public hearings expected before its approval. Total projected revenues for the FY-93 budget is $5,149,739. FY-93 budget expenditures are estimated at $5,606,107.