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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back in Time at June 6

Thursday, June 6, 2002

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Blaisdell have moved to Sikeston from Charleston. The family is occupying the house on North Ranney, recently vacated by the Beckett family. Mr. Blaisdell is a flight instructor at the Air Force Training detachment here.

SIKESTON - Machines will be idle this week at the International Shoe Co. plant. A shortage of sole leather has shut operations down.

SIKESTON - The Rev. Myron Neal has been elected president of the Rotary Club. Other officers on the slate adopted were: Howard Stoner, secretary; Ferrell Jiller, sergeant at arms; Lyle McLaughlin, Dr. C.F. Eisenbach and Allen Hubbard, directors.

POPLAR BLUFF - John Watkins went 4-for-4 and the Sikeston American Legion team held off a rally for an 11-7 win over Poplar Bluff Sunday. The Sikeston team now has a 2-0 record. Winning pitcher Nick Garner struck out 10 batters.

10 years ago: June 6, 1992

SIKESTON - Director of Economic Development Bill Green stressed the urgency of requesting an additional Sikeston interchange when he addressed a work session of the Sikeston City Council Wednesday.

CHARLESTON - Mississippi County commissioners, city councilmen and port authority officials gave their blessing Wednesday night to a plan that would appoint an "economic development czar of Mississippi County." The term was used by Hugh Klasing, longtime director of the county's port authority. When Klasing retires later this year, he may be replaced by a director who would also attempt to bring jobs to the economically depressed county.