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Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Looking Back In Time

Tuesday, October 9, 2001

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Seventeen carrier boys of the Sikeston Standard from this city, Oran, Matthews, Morley, Bertrand and Blodgett were guests of Col. C.L. Blanton Sr., publisher, and Mrs. Blanton Sunday evening on the lawn of the Blanton residence at 305 Tanner St. Present were: Velma Burress, Dickie Inman, Gene Hayden, Bobby O'Conner, Levyee White, Billy Joe Greer, Jimmy Sexton, Miller Moll, John Boardman, Kinsey Ponder and Billy Wagner of Sikeston; Billy Mize of Morley; Curtis Jobe and Harold Jobe of Bertrand, Clark Cone of Blodgett; Eugene Warren of Matthews; and Billy Mize of Oran.

40 years ago

NEW MADRID - First to win the title of Miss American Legion at New Madrid was Miss Sherry Mann of New Madrid. The contest was at the first annual Fall festival sponsored by the Brown-Twitty American Legion Post. Miss Yvonne DeLisle of Portageville won second alternate and Miss Mary Jeanne Fisher of Portageville, first alternate.

20 years ago

PORTAGEVILLE - An open house and dedication of the new elementary school will be conducted here Sunday. A program dedicating the Charles Pikey Jr. Elementary School is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the school in King Street.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Opposition to a proposed change in the city's sign ordinance resulted in tabling the matter by the city council. The amendment, discussed at the council meeting Monday night, would place restrictions on off-premises signs, particularly advertising.


CARUTHERSVILLE - Sikeston scored volleyball wins over Caruthersville in both varsity and junior varsity competitions Monday. The JV team won 15-7, 15-8; while the varsity followed up with 15-0, 15-3 wins.