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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back 7/4

Sunday, July 4, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Buford Riley and family of Canalou spent the weekend with Mrs. Clayton Brumley and children and her mother, Lizza Halford.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The Riverside Regional Library of Scott-Cape-Perry counties, in cooperation of the civic organization remind all persons who have bells to ring them for five minutes at noon on Independence Day. The bells for freedom was initiated last year. It was a nationwide project. Churches and schools are asked to ring the bells at the designated time on July 4.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Formation of a Southeast Missouri Major Case Squad was discussed at an organizational meeting Thursday at the Department of Public Safety headquarters. The interest and needs of a major case squad were discussed as well as funding possibilities for expenses incurred while the squad was activated.

10 years ago

MATTHEWS - "Games for kids from 5 to 70" are just part of the fun during the two-day barbecue and picnic sponsored by the Big Prairie Jaycees. The annual Fourth of July event will include raffles, live band, children's games, barbecue and fireworks each evening. Other activities which are planned for the event include bingo, horseshoe pitching and a pie in the face toss.

SIKESTON - Jarrell Griffin retired Thursday after 30 years of great service to the AmeriFirst Bank in Sikeston. He was most recently over the agricultural loan department. Richard Adams, bank president, presented Griffin with a retirement check. Faye Griffin, his wife, was also present for the event.