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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Looking Back 4/4

Thursday, April 4, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Fabick Brothers Equipment Company of Sikeston received the second new car to be issued under rationing regulations, a report for the past two weeks from county headquarters in Benton showed today.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Eight girls at Sikeston High School have been chosen to attend Missouri Girls State at Stephens College in Columbia June 17-23: Linda Byrd, Melinda Bucher, Marilyn Conrad, Janet Gray, Sue Hopper, Karen Stephenson, Margaret Watson and Elizabeth Wilkins.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The second annual Kenny Rogers United Cerebral Palsy Telethon, to be conducted from the Malone Theater, is scheduled Saturday and Sunday. Missouri Attorney General John Ashcroft will appear at the telethon on Saturday and will take a turn answering phones.

10 years ago

BENTON - Don't invite the three Scott County commissioners and Missouri State Auditor Margaret Kelly to the same dinner party. There is some bad blood between Benton and Jefferson City. A press release issued by Kelly's office, concerning an audit of Scott County, contains suggestions that irritate Presiding Commissioner Durward Dover. "No money was improperly used," he said at Thursday's regular commission meeting. "There has been no embezzlement." Kelly's audit and the press release don't use the word "embezzle," but it is suggested that Scott County collected property taxes of $110,272 in excess of allowable levels in the years 1988, 1989 and 1990.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Department of Public Safety will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Fire Station No. 2. The public is invited to view the recently purchased 1992 Emergency One fire engine along with other fire fighting apparatus.