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Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

Looking Back 3/1

Tuesday, March 1, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - The four seeded teams, Anniston, Vanduser, Oran and Sikeston, advanced to the semifinals in the sub-regional basketball tournament going on in Sikeston this week and will meet tonight at the gym to determine which two teams will journey to Kennett for the regional.

40 years ago

MOREHOUSE - George Keith Cambron, Jackson Street, Morehouse, a senior at Sikeston High School, has been awarded a Curators Freshman Award for the school year 1965-66 at the University of Missouri at Rolla.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Four new Welcome to Sikeston/Miner signs were installed during the year. The $4,600 project was instigated by the Sikeston Development Council's Quality of Life Committee. Plans call for the lighting of the signs located at the Interstate 55 north and south entrances to the city and Interstate 57 and Highway 60 entrances to Sikeston and Miner.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Today, in observance of Principals' Day, several local youngsters offered insights as to what a principal's job entails. "I think Mr. (Gerald) Oliver is a pretty good principal but sometimes he's in a grumpy mood and that's when I leave him alone," declared 10-year-old Sarah Reaves, a student at Matthews Elementary School. Ben Jones, 10, a student at Lee Hunter Elementary, said he didn't think he would make a good principal. "Mrs. (Kathy) Boldrey has a hard job. She runs the school and tells everyone to do things that will help us learn."

SIKESTON - The Standard Democrat Calendar Girl for March is Jamie Lyn Lancaster, daughter of JoAnn Rand and Lyn Lancaster. Jamie was fourth runner-up in the Miss Sikeston contest. After graduation, she plans to attend Southeast Missouri State University.