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Monday, July 28, 2014

Looking Back 3/25

Thursday, March 25, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Joe Ryan, who has operated the Ryan Cafe and Filling Station on Highway 61 South for some time, has purchased Mack's Red Pig in Poplar Bluff and will operate the cafe there. Ryan has sold his cafe in Sikeston to Earl Lambert, he announced.

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SIKESTON - Pfc. R. Riley returned to Camp Perry, Ohio, last week after a 10-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rolley Riley.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Saturday the Sikeston Junior Chamber of Commerce will play host to the East Prairie Junior Chamber of Commerce and the latter organization will receive its charter.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - An open house was conducted at the Kenny Rogers United Cerebral Palsy Center, 300 Floyd Ave., Sunday afternoon. During the two-hour event more than 100 persons visited the facility and were shown various pieces of equipment and toys used during therapy and playtime.

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SIKESTON - W. Raymert Miller, city manager, announces promotions in the city police department. Sgt. James "Bud" Stone is promoted to police lieutenant and Patrolman Ruben R. Templeton is promoted to sergeant.

10 years ago

ESSEX - Krista Frazier, a legally blind student at Richland R-1 High School, won Youth of the Year for 1994 form the Gateway Regional Council No. 58 of Parents Without Partners Inc.

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SIKESTON - Like an underground superhighway, an almost endless network of steel pipeline crisscrosses the country unseen, moving huge volumes of natural gas beneath rivers and through mountains. And, Southeast Missouri is one of the major intersections along this superhighway.