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Looking Back in Time at June 13

Thursday, June 13, 2002

SIKESTON - Dempster Furniture took the lead in the American League by thrashing the Flying Cadets 25-1. Pitcher Bob Dempster held the Cadets to one hit. In the nightcap, International Shoe edged City Drug, 15-14.

SIKESTON - Officer Charles Parker had a peculiar experience Sunday. He lost his pants temporarily. Officer Parker called the police station to report that, while his car was parked at Edwards' IGA, a pair of police uniform pants disappeared. Parker checked a couple of people who were carrying laundry bags full of clothes, but no pants. Shortly after, he reported in again to say the pants had been found in the car.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Southeast Missouri students made up 11 of the 56 competitors from the state participating in the National History Day contest. About 1,000 students from 35 states will compete for medals, scholarships, cash awards and travel opportunities. The biggest prize is a three-week trip to Greece. Representing Sikeston Middle School will be Ramsay Manning.

SIKESTON - Doing business will get a little tougher for drug dealers in the coming weeks. Announcing an unprecedented plan of cooperation between city, county and state authorities, Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director James Leist unveiled "Cooperation" Tuesday at City Hall.

SIKESTON - A construction project upgrading Highway 60 to a four-lane divided highway from Sikeston to Morehouse is scheduled to begin in late June. The $11,679,890 contract was awarded to Fred Weber Inc. and Bangert Brothers of Maryland Heights. Construction should be completed by fall of 1993.