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Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Looking Back 4/1

Monday, April 1, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Sikeston High School's concert band invaded Northeast Arkansas Friday and came home from Blytheville carrying a 1+ rating, highest possible, and the only competing musical organization to win the coveted honor.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Sunday, April 1, 1962, will go down in the history of Tanner Street Church of God as a memorable day. Building Fund Director Rev. J. Lloyd Brown announced to the church that a total of $57,280 had been pledged to the local church's building fund.

20 years ago

BENTON - Scott County residents will be voting April 6 to fill positions on city councils, Proposition A (Big Truck Bill) and on special referendums at Benton and Oran.

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ORAN - A mayor, city collector and four aldermen are to be elected at Oran, where residents will also vote on a special proposition.

10 years ago

BLOOMFIELD - To say third-grade students in Sheila Perry's classroom at Bloomfield Elementary School are spacy is not far from the truth. As a result of Perry's determination to bring space exploration and its technology to her classroom, she has been named as a Christa McAuliffe Fellow. She will receive $34,800 in federal funds to implement her OSCAR's Project.

SIKESTON - Three Sikeston residents are preparing for the April 7 Sikeston R-6 School Board election. Don Fulton, Dan Lape and Glenn Pinkerton have filed for the two available positions left open by Dan Lape's term expiring and the resignation of Dr. Joe Blanton.

SIKESTON - Ticket orders for the 1992 Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo are being accepted by mail beginning today.