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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Looking Back 3/26

Tuesday, March 26, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Approximately 700 persons heard the annual formal spring concert of the high school band, directed by Keith Collins, Thursday night in the gymnasium.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Francis X. Schumacher III and Richard Rowe of Sikeston have been named St. Louis area winners of the North American Rubber Bridge Tournament. They defeated Mr. and Mrs. Frederick R. Walser of Olivette in the area finals at the Mid-Country YMCA Thursday night.

20 years ago

WASHINGTON - Despite political sniping from farm-state congressional members, Peter C. Myers, a Southeast Missouri farmer, was named Wednesday as director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Soil Conservation Service.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Responding to stricter regulation of yard waste by the state of Missouri, the city is moving toward creation of its own composting facility. At the Wednesday meeting, council members approved the purchase of fencing for the project, slated to open April 11. Residents could bring bagged leaves, tree limbs and branches to the facility where they would be composted and used as top dressing at parks and other city property.

SIKESTON - Wayne Wright knows he has five solid golfers on this year's squad. After that, the coach is a little unsure. "My main problem right now is I don't know where we are depth-wise," Wright said Wednesday. "Last year, we had about seven guys who we could count on, but this year, things are kind of iffy." Wright may learn a little more about his team today as the Bulldogs are scheduled to open their 1992 slate on the road against Poplar Bluff.