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Looking Back 6/27

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Building permits totaling $42,000 are on file with the city clerk for the last half of June.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - A teacher education clinic drew 30 persons at the opening session of a three-day manpower training program.

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SIKESTON - Scott County prosecuting attorney Fielding Potashnick has announced that he will not run again for the position. Potashnick, who will have completed two terms, said that he thought four years as the prosecuting attorney was enough. 20 years ago

June 27, 1987

EAST PRAIRIE - Miss Fourth of July 1987, crowned Saturday evening at East Prairie, is Cheryl Ann Fortner, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Fortner of Tallapoosa. The 10 contestants were judged in personal interviews, sportswear and evening gowns with the winner receiving a crown, flowers and $50 savings bond. Selected first runner-up was Rhonda Isbell, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Golden Waller of Malden and the second place honors went to 16-year-old Holly Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Smith of East Prairie.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - When it comes to smoking, Kayla Crocker will pass. Somehow the thought of filling her lungs with nicotine doesn't sound all that appealing. To illustrate her belief that smoking is very "uncool" she recently entered the Missouri Tar Wars poster contest. She was chosen a top 10 finalist out of more than 1,000 entries.

CHARLESTON - Mississippi County Commissioners are securing bids to begin construction on the new jail/juvenile detention facility. A final bid of $2,164,046 from Brown Construction Company was approved Thursday.

SIKESTON - Young people from the First United Methodist Church of Sikeston attended a work camp June 1-5 at Springfield, held in conjunction with the Council of the Ozarks Ministries. Participants included: Sarah Bill, Nathan Comer, Matt Davis, Kelly HeiRonimus, Garret Lambert, Landon Leist, Rachel Leist, Alison Moll and Fleming Silverthorn. Sponsors on the trip were Suzan Culver and Janet Moll.