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Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016

Looking Back In Time

Friday, December 7, 2001

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bailey Jr. are the parents of a son born at their home, 202 Daniel, Monday morning. The child has been named Ralph E. Bailey III.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Mrs. E.W. Pollard was installed as worthy matron of Sikeston Chapter 137 Order of the Eastern Star in ceremonies held at the Masonic Temple Friday evening.

20 years ago

BENTON - The Missouri Highway Patrol said 200 to 300 gallons of a corrosive chemical spilled from an overturned tanker truck north of here early today. Patrol Cpl. Charles Sisk said the truck ran off the northbound shoulder of Interstate 55 and overturned about eight miles north of Benton in Scott County. The chemical was identified as diaminocyclohexane, a Dupont product that is corrosive, an irritant to the skin and eyes and slightly toxic if the fumes are inhaled.

10 years ago

Dec. 7, 1991

NEW MADRID - A detailed review of the city finances show no apparent problems reported Certified Pubic Accountant Phil Black. However the general fund lacks adequate money prompting the city to rely heavily on transfer of funds from the Associated Electric Co. payments it receives in lieu of selling power. "At year end, the general fund had less than $5,000 in the bank, with its only other assets being the $85,000 in Noranda Bonds that don't mature until 1993. Tax supported expenditures are not supposed to be supplemented by utility-type service revenues," Black said.

EAST PRAIRIE - Two-thirds of East Prairie coach Rick Johnson's wish came true. Then the genie abandoned him. The Cagers fell short of the coach's goal when they lost the game to Senath, 66-46.