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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Looking Back 4/18

Monday, April 18, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston General Hospital received a vaporizer yesterday, which will be used in treating patients who suffer from asthma, bronchitis and sinus infections.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Sikeston met up with six other powers here in the Northern Conference 9th and 10th Grades Meet. Cape Central's Tigers topped Dexter's Bearcats by a mere three points to win the event. Sikeston finished in third place only 20 points behind Dexter. Charleston finished only 3/5 of a point behind the Bulldogs to take fourth place in the event.

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CHARLESTON - An Indian mound excavation is now being made on the site owned by Gov. Warren E. Hearnes, located east of Charleston on Highway 60, and adjoining the Country Club grounds. The mound diggings take in an area 180 feet by 150 feet and are of an early tribe that inhabited this area about 1000 A.D.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Public Schools Department of Health Occupations has received the Outstanding Vocational Education Program award for Missouri according to Dr. Sam Harbin, superintendent. The award is presented annually to a vocational program which demonstrates unique and outstanding features in its programs and shows evidence of excellence in the achievement of program objectives.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Sheri Glaus of Sikeston was the winner of the 1994 Big Buck Contest, sponsored by Ken's Taxidermy Studio at Bertrand and the Charleston Wal-Mart store. Her deer received a gross score of 167 5/8.

SIKESTON - The recently renovated and reopened Country Nights nightclub was reported to have been the victim of a bomb threat early Sunday. Just before closing, at approximately 1:30 a.m., someone notified the Department of Public Safety that a bomb was in the establishment. No evidence of explosives was found following a search of the business. Reportedly the call was made by an angry customer.