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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Looking Back In Time

Tuesday, December 18, 2001

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Shooting of forward Dick Searless of Caruthersville was the difference between victory and defeat for the Sikeston High School Bulldogs in the season's basketball opener at the gymnasium Friday night. Hack Hopki's Caruthersville five won by a score of 11-7 in a raggedly-played contest, Searless accounting for six points.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Meet the new manager for the Sikeston Chamber of Commerce. Meredith Lee, president of the directors, has engaged Roy M. Bone of Springfield as manager to succeed James M. Beaird.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The patient is very sick. The illness has been a short one, but it seems to be getting more serious every day. The Sikeston High School Bulldogs are plagued by every known malady to a basketball team - a comatose offense, multiple turnovers, poor shot selection, poorer free throw shooting and a severe lack of court leadership.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Lisa Davis-Basham, Virginia Schlitt, Marty Williams and Dennis Ziegenhorn are rehearsing in preparation for the Sikeston Little Theatre's production of "The 1940s Radio Hour," to be presented at 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kingsway Mall.

SIKESTON - When the Sikeston Area Development Council Board of Directors gathered Monday night, the tape recorder, which normally records the minutes, failed to work. The faulty recorder appeared to serve as an omen since the SADC was holding its last official meeting before breaking up by Jan. 1. Someone remarked there was no need for minutes since there would be no future meetings. "Well, this is going to be our last meeting," said SADC President Phil Boyer at the office, which opened in October 1990.