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Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Looking Back 8/6

Friday, August 6, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Fonnie Swam, who is employed as a mechanic at the MIA, spent his vacation with his sister, Mrs. Raymond Hall, at Scranton, Pa.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The airport fire and whether the city will replace the two burned out hangars will be discussed Monday night when the City Council holds its regular meeting. W. Raymert Miller, city manager, says that the insurable value of the hangars was $130,000 which represents a total loss. Sikeston Ceramics Supply also has a total loss of contents.

20 years ago

CHARLESTON - The city's tax rate, sanitary sewers and drainage problems were among items discussed Tuesday night at a special City Council meeting. Following a review of assessment valuation figures, the council decided the city can hold the present tax rate of $1.40 per $100 assessed valuation at the same level for the coming year.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Department of Public Safety officers responded to a two-car accident at 1:31 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of North Main and East Gladys streets. According to reports, a vehicle driven by John Wellman, 23, of Sikeston, was struck by another vehicle driven by Shirley Shirkey, 54, of Sikeston when she failed to yield at a stop sign.

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SIKESTON - The first annual Kings and Queens (men's and women's) spades tournament will be held on Aug. 11 at Mama's Kitchen, 1117 W. Malone. Entry fee for the tournament is $25 per couple which includes a tournament T-shirt and the guarantee of two games. The event is double elimination and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners.