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Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Looking Back In Time

Friday, November 16, 2001

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Seven thousand five hundred state driver's licenses have been sold to date this year at the license bureau in the Mattingly Service Station on East Center Street. Approximately 4,000 were distributed there last year.

SIKESTON - Marie Vaughn is a clerk in the F.W. Woolworth Co. Store.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The membership campaign for the Little Theater is in full swing now and everybody interested in having an opportunity to witness some of the finest Broadway productions or in participating in them should secure a membership. The first production will be Agatha Christie's famous "Witness for the Prosecution."

20 years ago

SIKESTON - After 30 years with the Cotton Boll Girl Scout District, Ilena Aslin has resigned as executive director of the council.

SIKESTON - Gerald Howard, Sikeston Civil Defense director, has been elected president of the SeMo Civil Defense Association, which covers 14 counties in the Bootheel area.

10 years ago

EAST PRAIRIE - Citing an opinion that no additional low-rent housing is needed within the city, the City Council Thursday evening unanimously agreed to oppose a plan for another 24-units of federally subsidized low rent housing as proposed by Charlie Conn.

SCOTT CITY - After the Missouri House reapportionment left his hometown split between two legislative districts, State Rep. Ollie Amick has decided to change his official residence to Benton. That means Amick will be in the new 160th District, which includes the city of Sikeston, where six-term State Rep. Dennis Ziegenhorn lives.