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Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

Looking Back 4/3

Sunday, April 3, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Jeff Sutton has purchased the Dobson Grocery and market on South Kingshighway and expresses a desire to see his old customers.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - In the largest Chamber of Commerce banquet ever held in Sikeston last night, where more than 900 honored the Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year Charles L. Blanton Jr., editor and publisher of The Daily Standard, Mr. Ronald Reagan was guest speaker for the event. The armory was filled to capacity necessitating the speakers platform be placed on the stage, where Fielding Potashnick, as master of ceremonies, presided over the meeting. Mrs. Hester Butts was named outstanding committee chairman of the year.

SIKESTON - According to Board of Education President L.M. Standley, a federal grant of $175,000 to assist in the construction of additional trade-

technical education buildings has been approved.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Ordinance amendments which set a time requirement for installation of sidewalks in new city subdivisions were set Monday evening by the Sikeston City Council. The important aspect of the amendment is that sidewalks are to be installed in a timely manner, according to Robert Knabel, city manager.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Senior Girls Scout Troop No. 192 conducted a Junior Field Day for the Six Star Area Girl Scouts at the Recreation Complex. The event consisted of competitions in outdoor events such as lashing, knot tying, bed rolling, cooking and fire building.

CHARLESTON - Karen and John Waggener are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 11:47 a.m. March 17, 1995. When Laura w Waggener arrived at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, she weight 7 pounds and 1 ounce and was 20-inches long.