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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Looking Back 7/23

Friday, July 23, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. J.A. McCambell recently purchased the duplex at 233 North Ranney.

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SIKESTON - Cpl. James Powler, who was stationed at Camp Hahn, Calif., has been transferred to Camp Van Dorn, Miss.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Sgt. George Montgomery of the State Highway Patrol in Poplar Bluff reported today that there will be a school bus workshop at Sikeston High School Wednesday, beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at noon. First aid, emergency equipment and its operation, and the motor vehicle laws as they pertain to school buses, will be subjects for discussion.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Planning is under way for the 5th annual Kenny Rogers Cerebral Palsy Center Truck and Tractor Pull to be conducted in September at the A.C. James International Raceway. All proceeds from the event will go to the CP Center.

10 years ago

NEW MADRID - For the past six months Bobby Van Deusen has been entertaining the passengers of the steamboat Delta Queen with his tunes on the calliope. The calliope, which is powered by the same steam which runs the boat, was rescued from a sunken ship, restored and installed on the Delta Queen. The boat's next planned stops along the New Madrid riverfront are Aug. 8 and Sept. 8.


CHARLESTON - The Sikeston Art League has chosen Gerald Penn as "Artist of the Month." The Charleston resident works primarily in watercolor and says he enjoys a wide variety of subjects with his favorite being landscapes and florals. Penn has been painting about four years beginning with a workshop taught by Dessie Gross.