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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Looking back 4/21

Friday, April 21, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - At the Rex Theatre today, "Louisiana Hayride" featuring Judy Canova, plus "Swing Fever" with Kay Kyser.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - It will be six weeks before traffic lights are back to normal in Sikeston streets, City Manager Raymert Miller said. He said that the signals at New Madrid and North and New Madrid and Center streets have faulty wiring and mechanisms.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Eight-year-old Ben Bryant said he sure was nervous when shooting his 10 tie-breaking free throws. Yet, jitters couldn't stop him from capturing the Elks Lodge age 8-9 National Hoop Shot Contest Saturday. Bryant, son o Terry and Sharon Bryant of Sikeston, vied for the four national titles with 71 other shooters from six regions at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Ind. During the past six months 3.9 million children participated in the Elks program. Ben fired 24 of 25 free throws to tie with a competitor. In the tie-breaker, both hit five of five free throws. Another tie breaker. Ben's competitor made four of five. Ben shot five of five.

10 years ago

SCOTT CITY - Lady Luck Gaming Corp. has asked the Missouri Gaming Commission to proceed with its investigation of its company. The investigation is a required step to obtain a license to operate a riverboat casino in the state. Officials for Lady Luck, which hopes to start gambling operations at Scott City and Kimmswick, appeared before the Missouri Gaming Commission Thursday.

CHARLESTON - Recent stormy weather couldn't dampen the spirits of those planning Charleston's Annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival this past weekend. Skies were clear Saturday when floats and marchers of all kinds were lined up for the parade through downtown.