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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Looking back 12/19

Sunday, December 19, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Pvt. Ulis Foister and his brother, George Foister, Seaman 2-c, are home on furlough visiting their sister, aunt and grandmother. Pvt. Foister has been stationed at Camp Robinson, Ark., and Seaman Foister has been serving in the Pacific.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Committing a host of errors the Sikeston Bulldogs went down to defeat for the third time this year as the Jackson Indians nipped them 52-51. Sikeston pulled the "B" game out, winning 51-27.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Enterprise zones, which are used to attract industry to economically depressed areas, were highlighted at the Breakfast with the City meeting today at the Holiday Inn. Jim Caldwell, Sikeston industrial development specialist, discussed efforts made in bringing industry to the community since his appointment in June.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Earlier this year, city officials held a press conference to address the crime problems and possible solutions that face Sikeston. Since then, city council members have been shuffling and reshuffling figures to find a way to support the Department of Public Safety with needed funds. The City Council explored two options. The most desirable option, according to the council, is to seek action by the Missouri General Assembly when they convene in January. The Legislature could allow communities to propose a sales tax earmarked exclusively for public safety. Currently, Missouri law does not offer this option.


CHARLESTON - The feasibility study by representatives of Alternative Correction Methods will be presented Dec. 22 to the Mississippi County Commission.