60 years ago: Oct. 12, 1943
SIKESTON - Allen Blanton, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Blanton Jr., celebrated his sixth birthday by inviting a group of friends to a party Tuesday after school.
40 years ago: Oct. 12, 1963
SIKESTON - When the 11th annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, a matter of record as a most successful project, the Jaycees Tuesday night took the first step in preparing for the 12th annual rodeo, by electing Bill Burch as general rodeo chairman for 1964.
20 years ago: Oct. 12, 1983
SIKESTON - Approximately 300 people took part in the annual Charity Walk for Cerebral Palsy Saturday. This year, for the first time, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3319 sponsored the walk, which is expected to net between $10,000 and $15,000 for the center. The overall winner was Dana Hutson, 13-year-old daughter of Linda Hutson of East Prairie, who collected $1,005 in pledges.
10 years ago: Oct. 12, 1993
SIKESTON - A Sikeston doctor has received national attention for his work in fighting cancer. The National Division of the American Cancer Society awarded Dr. Max A. Heeb the St. George Medal Friday evening in Jefferson City. A surgeon with the Ferguson Medical Group, Heeb has been an American Cancer Society volunteer since 1959. He is currently a National Medical Division Director Division At-Large board member.
DEXTER - The hottest topic in education circles lately has been Senate Bill 380. And the Missouri National Education Association (MNEA) is no different. Thursday night, Martha Karlovetz, president of the MNEA, was in Dexter at Hickory Log Restaurant talking with educators from across Southeast Missouri.