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Looking Back In Time

Tuesday, November 27, 2001

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Several boys were invited to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bowman Sunday afternoon as a surprise for David Bowman on his seventh birthday. The guests were Charles Blanton, Charles Manley, Glenn Barton, Freddy Taylor, John Harper, Robert Lee Harper and John Kennedy.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - District 10 headquarters in Sikeston, covering 12 counties of Southeast Missouri, has 145 miles of the national Interstate Highway System to build. Lyle McLaughlin, district engineer, told the Kiwanis Club Tuesday 16 miles in Cape Girardeau County, north to the Perry County line, are under contract. Another 1.8 miles in Scott County are 35 percent complete.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - A group of women has formed an organization for the use of coupons in their shopping. Headed by school teacher Darlene Sanders, the group meets the first Monday of each month. They swap coupons for needed items and discuss ways to save money. Some men are showing interest in the group's activities, too. Some group members say they shop in Cape Girardeau because Sikeston stores don't offer double coupons.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - When visiting baseball teams leave the Sikeston VFW ballpark, Gary Howard wants them to go home with the feeling that they've played at the best facility in the area. "I was told by some scouts that with a little work, VFW could be the best ballpark in Southeast Missouri," Howard said. "We're in the process of doing the work now and I believe that when everything is done it will be. I think it will be even better than Capaha Park in Cape Girardeau." The total cost of the project is $15,000 with about $13,000 already raised.