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Monday, Aug. 29, 2016

Looking Back In Time

Tuesday, September 25, 2001

60 years ago

SIKESTON - A resolution favoring 20 years as the age ceiling for high school football players was adopted by a one-sided majority vote at the annual meeting of the Southeast Missouri Conference at the high school building Saturday morning.

40 years ago

ORAN - Elected by the student body of Oran High School, 16-year-old Margaret Ruffin, a senior, is the first candidate to register in the Cotton Carnival Queen contest which will be decided Saturday immediately after the street parade.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Mel Hancock of Springfield, originator of the now famous Hancock Amendment, was in Sikeston Wednesday to speak about recession.

SIKESTON - The First Cotton Classic Fun Run, a 5,000-meter mini-marathon, will be held Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. Sponsors include the Daily Standard, Sikes Sporting Goods, Sikeston Track Club and Coca-Cola Bottling Company.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Twenty-three young women will compete for the title of Miss Sikeston, scheduled as part of the Annual Cotton Carnival. This year's contest is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the center stage.

CAPE GIRARDEAU - A former Sikeston resident will be honored during Homecoming Weekend on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. William G. Moll, a 1960 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and general manager of WNBC-TV in New York, will be honored as the winner of the 1991 Alumni Merit Award presented by the University's College of Liberal Arts. "As a triple major in English, speech and education, I have always felt that Southeast provided a solid foundation for my career as a broadcaster," Moll said.