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Monday, Aug. 29, 2016

Looking Back in Time at June 19

Saturday, June 18, 2005

SIKESTON - A son was born to Mr. and Mr. M.L. Farris of Sikeston at the local hospital yesterday.

SIKESTON - Sgt. Billy York, who had been stationed with the Army Air Forces at Ardmore, Okla., was recently transferred to Laredo, Texas, where he will receive further training in gunnery.

DEXTER - A clothes snatcher and prowler is on the loose in Dexter, and a number of residents have been victimized. Although appearing after dark, the snatcher has been seen and is described as between 16 and 19. He chooses the articles from the line and discards the articles he does not want. The snatching has been reported from a number of westside residents and includes swim suits, dresses and lingerie.

20 years ago - June 19, 1985

SIKESTON - City Manager Bob Knabel, who is now in Japan negotiating with industrial leaders and other officials there in order to promote Missouri and this immediate area, talked with city officials and the news media this morning by telephone. During the conference, Knabel expressed much enthusiasm about the trip thus far and noted the prospects are looking good. He and other Missouri officials met with five leading exporters in Japan during a seminar which included Honda and Mitsubishi.

SIKESTON - The Kenny Rogers United Cerebral Palsy Center conducted a benefit truck and tractor pull Saturday evening at the Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds. The event's estimated 2,500 spectators spent the night watching modified trucks and tractors tear up the runway.

SIKESTON - The Southern Scott County Ambulance District presented plaques marking years of service. Ray Williams was honored for 10 yeras of volunteer service and Clarence Cantrell for eight years.

BENTON - Sikeston's Greg King cruised to his third street stock feature win of the season and his second consecutive win at Benton's Missouri International Racepark Saturday.