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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Looking Back in Time at Aug. 19

Monday, August 19, 2002

SIKESTON - Miss Jo Ann Botter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Botter, entertained a group of friends with a party at her home Friday evening. Prizes were awarded to Eugenia Potashnick, C.D. Alcorn, Billy Huters, Curtis Bryant and Bennie Witt. Others present were: Emma Lee Nicholson, Jack Mitchell, Peggy Lair, Suzanne Lindley, Ardeith Kirby, Dick Dement, Goldie Cooley, Bobby Deneke, Mary Ellen Sensebaugh, Betty Ann Northington, Billy Baker, Billy Matthews and Jerry Mize.

CHARLESTON - Twenty-nine persons went to jail at Charleston today rather than attempt to make bonds of $100 each imposed by Judge July Shelby in city court this morning. The 21 were arrested in connection with demonstration "sit-ins" at Ellis Confectionery and Watkins Restaurant in Charleston the past couple of days.

BLOOMFIELD - Homecoming activities kick off today for Bloomfield residents. Opening the week's carnival in the downtown area, the midway will open at 6 o'clock nightly. Miss Bloomfield will be selected at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday evening is church night, with gospel singing at 7 p.m., followed by a church service.

SIKESTON - The guest speaker for the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce's noon luncheon on Thursday at Dumplin's will be former Sikeston resident, Bill Neel.

SIKESTON - Jamie Wilkerson carried the American flag and led the grand entry at the SEMO 4-H Rodeo, conducted Saturday at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds. Members of 4-H came from seven counties in southeast Missouri to compete in calf riding, barrel racing, team roping and goat tying.