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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Looking Back 7/6

Wednesday, July 6, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Sikes are in receipt of a letter from their son, Billy Sikes, Seaman 2/c, stating he is now located in Guam.

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SIKESTON - Capt. Daniel Malone, who has been overseas for the past nine months, telephoned his mother, Mrs. Ruth Malone, Sunday night that he had landed in New York and would be home within a few days.

40 years ago

LILBOURN - "This will be the biggest and best rodeo ever," Mayor Lewis Stone, spokesman for the Arrowhead Saddle Club, said when he talked of the club's fifth annual rodeo and barbecue scheduled to be held at the club's arena Friday and Saturday.


SIKESTON - The realm of traditional American music will be explored by the Sikeston High School concert choir on July 20 on a KFVS-TV special program. The choir, directed by Gordon Beaver and accompanied by Judy Matthews, will present a variety of sacred and gospel songs, patriotic marches and folk music.

20 years ago

NEW MADRID - A request to amend the cable television franchise ordinance was denied by the City Council Monday evening. The Council also accepted a resolution passed by the Missouri House of Representatives recognizing the historical importance of the community and the re-creation of the steamboat race by The Delta Queen and the Mississippi Queen.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Shady Acres Church of Christ women's slowpitch softball team recently finished this year's Sikeston League championships. They finished with an 8-2 record. Team members include: Connie Lambert, Pam Smith, Kelly Baker, Ashley Wooley, Benita Weber, Heather Welton, Sandy Turnbow, Robin Dial, Karen William, Cindy Curtis and Karen Guevars. Head coach was Ronnie Baker and assistant coach was Kelles Wade.

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SIKESTON - The Department of Public Safety reported they spent most of Independence Day corralling all the bottle rocket wars initiated by juveniles, mostly. However, there were some adult shooters that were forced to suffer the consequences for their display of explosives.