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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back 5/18

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

60 years ago

ST. LOUIS - Pvt. Loomis Mayfield Jr., who is spending a furlough from his station at Camp Campbell, Ky., visited friends in St. Louis from Wednesday until Friday last week.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Highway right-of-way mowing through the summer in Division 10 of the highway department will soon be a common sight, but according to Hurshel Tanner, maintenance No. 3 foreman, it will be a tremendous task. The division now claims to have the first mammoth-size mower in Southeast Missouri.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The City Council's review of the $5,065,744 proposed 1984-85 budget for Sikeston highlights the agenda for the 7:30 p.m. meeting of the council at the City Administration Building. The proposed budget includes $168,869 for administrative services; $1,119.953 for general government; and $1,603,736 for Public Safety.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The top-four students of the Class of '94 at Sikeston High School have completed finals and are now ready to graduate. The top-four are: Amy Burns, Stefanie Arndt, Eric Baker and Judee Williams. Stefanie Arndt is the valedictorian and Amy Burns is the salutatorian. Judee Williams is ranked number three, while Eric Baker is ranked at four.

CHARLESTON - City residents will vote Aug. 2 on a revenue bond issue for water and sewer improvements following official action taken Tuesday in a special meeting of the Charleston City Council. On approval, the proposition authorizes the issuance of up to $1.43 million in revenue bonds for construction of a new sewage treatment plant lift stations and water improvement. A simple majority vote is needed for passage.