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Looking Back 4/24

Sunday, April 24, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Malone Theatre today and tomorrow, "Winged Victory" with Lon McCallister, Edmond O'Brien and Joanne Crain. Rex Theatre, "Lifeboat" with Tallulah Bankhead and William Bendix.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Junior Chamber of Commerce last night officially announced the star of this year's rodeo will be Jim Nabors of "Gomer Pyle." The show appears on Channel 12 at 8:30 Friday nights.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Construction is nearing completion for the Miner Nursing Center located on Route H. The 50-bed skilled nursing home, designed and being built by Griffin Construction Co. of Fort Smith, Ark., is scheduled to be completed by the end of May. Gary Dowdy of Dexter, subcontractor, estimated that the nursing center will employ 40 to 50 individuals.


MATTHEWS - The fifth and sixth grade music classes at Matthews Elementary School, under the direction of Susan Blackburn, will present a musical, "The Grapevine Connection" at 1:30 p.m. Friday. The production will be an entertaining and educational review of the history of communication.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Sikeston Mayor Terry Bryant, a member of the Assemblies of God Mission Program, has returned from his most recent mission trip. Bryant, who was in construction for many years, found himself supervising the construction team to provide a new 20-by 50-foot Sunday School building and a new church for those less fortunate in Victoria, Mexico.

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SIKESTON - Mark Russell went seven brilliant innings Saturday to lead the Sikeston Bulldogs to a 6-0 victory over Paducah-Tilghman. Russell allowed only one hit, a bunt single to open the seventh inning. He struck out 11 and walked one.


BENTON - The Skoal Outlaw series featuring the World of Outlaws winged spring car drivers opened the racing season at the Missouri International Racepark. Local spring-car drivers, as well as drivers in the street stock division also competed Saturday.