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Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Looking Back 11/8

Tuesday, November 8, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Sikeston Fire Chief Millburn Arbaugh came back home the other day with a five-point buck strapped to the bumper of his car - proof that his hunting was successful.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The Rev. Harold Nance, minister-humorist, will speak at the 30th anniversary of the Kiwanis Club at the Holiday Inn at 6 o'clock tonight. It will be a ladies' night event.


SIKESTON - Sikeston's property tax will be higher in 1965, according to city collector, Ronald Lee. The taxes will be paid next year. Based on property evaluations, the city will collect $276,367.37. This is $55,744.20 more than last year's sum.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The probability of a young woman becoming pregnant a second time while still a teenager is about 60 percent. The Nursing Follow-up Program has reduced that statistic to about 11 percent in Stoddard and Dunklin counties.


SIKESTON - The Preceptor Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi presented $100 to the Heritage House Wednesday afternoon. The funds were raised through a garage sale sponsored by the sorority.

10 years ago

BENTON - During one of the few November election contests, Mini Farms residents elected Tuesday to initiate a public water district in their area. The vote was 148-18 in favor of imposing obligation bonds in the amount of $80,000 for the purpose of acquiring, constructing and equipping the water supply system for the district.

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SIKESTON - The F-4 Phantom Jet will be formally dedicated during a ceremony conducted in honor of Veteran's Day. Guest speaker for the event will be Norman Gourley, retired U.S. Marine Corps. major general. During the ceremony, Missouri National Guard General Charles Kruse will place a wreath on the veteran's monument.