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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Looking Back 10/6

Sunday, October 6, 2002

60 years ago

JACKSON - Mustering a scoring punch after taking advantage of a Jackson Indian fumble, the Sikeston Bulldogs pushed over a line touchdown Friday night in a game played at Jackson, sufficient for a 6-0 gridiron triumph.

40 years ago

BENTON - Hess Porter, county treasurer, reports he has received from Haskell Holman, state auditor, $57,496.14. Scott County's apportionment of the County Foreign Insurance Taxes to be distributed to the various school districts of the county for the free textbook fund of each district.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Southwestern Bell Telephone Company of Sikeston made a contribution to the Missouri Delta Community Hospital Expansion Fund Friday afternoon for $15,000 over a three-year period.

10 years ago

EAST PRAIRIE - 911 has become synonymous with an emergency situation, basically due to the impact nationwide of a television series. Charles Bonney, 911 marketing sales manager with Southwestern Bell Telephone, accompanied by Carolyn Stevens, communications consultant for the company, presented an updated proposal - including a cost breakdown - Tuesday evening to city officials, representatives of law, fire and ambulance services and the local 911 Committee.

SIKESTON - Sikeston's volleyball team cruised to a 15-1, 2-15, 15-0 victory over Richland at the SHS Field House Thursday. Coach Jane Merrick emerged from the win enthused about her first-team play, but worried about communication problems suffered by the juniors in the 2-15 loss. In the 15-0 clincher the starters looked like a fine oiled machine. The score was 9-0 before Richland even got possession of the ball.