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Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Looking Back 9/9

Sunday, September 9, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - A thunderstorm last night was accompanied by a hard rain with a total of .68 inch of rainfall in a short period of time.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Dyer Garner was treated Thursday in the emergency room of the Missouri Delta Community Hospital. He cut his foot with a bean hook.

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SIKESTON - Robert A. Dempster received a certificate of appreciation for 25 years of uncompensated service to the Selective Service System from Fred Forbis, a member of the Scott County Draft Board. This certificate is signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council discussed an agreement with the Sikeston Little Theatre and an amendment to the Sunshine Law at its weekly briefing session this morning. Lynn Colley, president of the Sikeston Little Theatre, approached the council about possible state incentives to gain funding for construction of a new cultural center. In other business, City Manager Dan Ward informed the council of the amendment to the state's Sunshine Law which dictates each city board must have a custodian of records.


SIKESTON - A lengthy agenda, including insurance issues and the budget, was handled by the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education Tuesday evening. The board also approved the final budget with the revised tax levy. With the levy, the budget shows an increase of $14,690 generated from taxes.

10 years ago

MOREHOUSE - What was supposed to be a controlled burn conducted by the Morehouse Fire Department got out of control Sunday afternoon, damaging neighboring houses and injuring three firefighters. The home of Denise Gross, a neighbor that resided directly south of the house selected for burn, sustained moderate damage from the burn.


CHARLESTON - Mississippi County Prosecuting Attorney Teresa Bright-

Pearson has given her resignation notice and will begin her new career as Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General in the Cape Girardeau office within two weeks.