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Looking Back 6/29

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Many people who are patriotically trying to raise a Victory Garden are finding out that Sikeston's worthless dogs are presenting a real problem. A few days ago, an aged man - and lame - asked City Attorney Wilkerson of something could not be done to stop the destruction of gardens by dogs. He counted eight dogs in one block.

40 years ago

KELSO - John Watkins of Sikeston pitched and won a double-header for the Morley softball team in a tourney here Sunday afternoon, beating Hamburg 2 to 1 in the first game and Kelso 2 to 1 in the second. He allowed three hits in the Hamburg game while striking out 17. In the second game, perhaps tiring, he gave up five hits and struck out only 11.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The Ferguson Fillies, a softball team made up of Ferguson Medical Group employees, will play Cy's Angels from New Hamburg Sunday to raise money for the Kenny Rogers Cerebral Palsy Center in Sikeston. The game will be at 2 p.m. at Schindler's in New Hamburg. Players will be accepting pledges; anyone interested in making a pledge should contact a Fillies team member. No admission will be charged at the game but a hat will be passed during the event.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Miss Rodeo Missouri Julie Stoner participated in the Licking parade before the city's rodeo. Stoner received the state title after winning Sikeston's Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo contest.

EAST PRAIRIE - Little Mr. and Miss East Prairie and Miss Petite East Prairie, sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday. East Prairie Nursing Center is again sponsoring the Miss Pre-Teen Contest, set for 6:30 p.m. July 2 at the downtown gazebo.