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Looking Back 1/19

Sunday, January 19, 2003

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Coon are parents of a daughter born Sunday. The child has been named Harold Frederick.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Acting under bids received on Dec. 13, the Missouri State Highway Commission has awarded R.B. Potashnick of Cape Girardeau contracts for work on 24.5 miles of Interstate Route 55 in Scott and New Madrid counties and 8.4 miles on U.S. Route 60 in Scott County.

20 years ago

CHARLESTON - Only routine business was conducted during Tuesday night's regular session of the City Council, which also brought discussion on budget preparation and the need for a definition of mobile homes in the city ordinance.

OAK RIDGE - Ronnie Jones, East Prairie's 6-3 center, burned Oak Ridge for 22 points in the Eagles' third Scott-Mississippi Conference win of the year, this one over Oak Ridge, 72-58.

In other sports action, Delta, playing without leading scorer Mark Dalton, continued its torrid streak by rolling over Scott City, 76-40. In Chaffee, Kevin Uhrhan's 19 points and Mike Mitchell's 11 paced Chaffee to its first win of the basketball season. The final score was Chaffee, 67 and Advance, 57.

10 years ago

Jan. 19, 1993

SIKESTON - Most Missouri farm officials and lawmakers say the state will survive an Agriculture Department proposal to close 43 field offices including those in Sikeston and Dexter.

EAST PRAIRIE - An official open house for the First Church of God Family Life Center will be held this month. The facility is near completion, said the Rev. Larry Smith, pastor.