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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Looking Back 4/11

Thursday, April 11, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Joe Boardman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Boardman, has been selected by faculty members at Sikeston High School as the sophomore to make the annual citizenship pilgrimage to Jefferson City.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The Coalesce Club elected officers for the coming year at a Monday meeting. They are: Mrs. Franklin Stuwe, president; Mrs. Sam Burton, vice president; Mrs. W.R. Manning, recording secretary; Mrs. Troy Stephenson, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Howard Napier, treasurer; and Mrs. Nat Snider, parliamentarian.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Dorothy Dugan of Lake Port, Mich., was driving to Louis when she stopped at a rest stop on I-55 and found a purse containing $180. When she called a phone number in the purse, Dugan was told the owner, Sharon Schneider of Pontiac, Mich., was visiting friends in Sikeston. The two women finally got together and the purse was returned to its owner. "I'm going to give this woman a big hug," Mrs. Schneider said.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Cape Girardeau Central took advantage of four walks and four errors and scored six first-inning runs off Sikeston pitcher Amy Hoosier en route to a 7-2 win over the Lady Bulldogs Thursday.

SIKESTON - A "grass roots" petition campaign means a donated headquarters and volunteered time. But to organizers Phyllis Stonecipher and Paula McClain, it also means a determination to give voters another choice in the fall presidential election. "I saw Ross Perot on The Larry King Show and he made a lot of sense," Stonecipher said. "I'm a Republican who could not vote for George Bush. I found a Democrat I could support, Paul Tsongas, but he dropped out."