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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Looking Back 3/23

Sunday, March 23, 2003

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dover received a telegram Friday from their second son, Bobby, of the U.S. Navy, who was in San Diego, Calif., hoping for a furlough so he can come to Sikeston to visit his parents, relatives and friends.

40 years ago

MOREHOUSE - The Tradewinds Trio from Morehouse has been selected as one of the final six acts at the Cooter talent contest. Mike Hart, Carl Lambert and Don Savage compose the well-known trio, reputed to be one of the best folk singing groups in Southeast Missouri.

20 years ago

March 23, 1983

SIKESTON - The Sikeston 14 and under Little League basketball team won a tournament at Bell City March 11 by defeating Scott Central, Puxico and then Bloomfield for the title. Team members met Friday at Ruth's La Cantina, their sponsor.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - First, it was the soil. Now it's the groundwater. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is back on the Quality Plating site, this time for what environmental engineer Larry Erickson called "the next phase" of the toxic waste site testing and cleanup. Six years ago, the site, located off Scott County Road 448, was placed on the National Priorities List of hazardous waste sites. The facility burned in 1983.

SIKESTON - Several members of Habitat for Humanities, a national volunteer group in Sikeston to make repairs to the Citizens Home Mission Outreach Center, are doing more than a little spring cleaning. The 22 volunteers, all students at the University of Missouri-Columbia, are doing everything from repainting the gym to installing showers in the bathrooms for the new homeless sheltered. The students average 7 to 8 hours days and are doing the volunteer work during their spring break vacation.