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Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Looking Back In Time

Friday, September 14, 2001

60 years ago

CRYSTAL CITY - O.E. Lathom, foreman, sustained a fracture of the right hip when a rubber heel slipped on wet pavement at a filling station near a highway intersection between Crystal City and Festus. He fell against a curb on which he was attempting to step. The accident occurred Saturday morning.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Before the cadets of the Sikeston CAP Squadron get down to their regular class work next Monday night, they are going to hear a talk on the effects of nuclear weapons by Col. Lynn Twitty, Marine Corps Reserve, it was announced by Major Earl Cook, CAP commanding officer of the local CAP Squadron.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - In an effort to provide a children's services center for Sikeston, the city council Tuesday night approved the purchase of the Malone Theater as a cultural center for the city and OK'd the transfer of the Sikeston Activities Center to the Sikeston Regional Child's Center Inc.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Tom DeReign has a monopoly on game board success in the state of Missouri. Winner of February's local Monopoly tournament sponsored by the Sikeston Optimist Club, he will soon head to regional competition in Denver. According to Francis Schumacher, retiring chairman, the tournament raises $3,000 to $5,000 each year. Optimists use the money to put shoes on hundreds of needy children.

SIKESTON - Monday evening proved to be a productive one for the Sikeston City Council as they awarded one bid and passed three bills, including a two-part amendment to the FY92 budget. The first part of the amendment concerned expenditures for city streets.