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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Looking back 5/2

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Bob Foley and Jolly Bailey entertained with a dance at the Armory April 25. Guests came from Cape Girardeau, as well as Sikeston.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Sikeston's tax rate for the new fiscal year is $1.81. This was approved in a meeting by the city council, held at the city administration offices. The fiscal year in May 1, 1966, ending April 30, 1967. The tax rate is a 3-cent decrease from last year's $l.84.

HAYTI - The first meeting of the steering committee on the Bootheel Junior College proposal has been called by John E. Scott, chairman, at 7 p.m. Thursday, at the office of the Pemiscot-Dunklin Electric Cooperative between Hayti and Kennett.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Approximately 150 people gathered Thursday evening to listen to five roasters rib Clem Beal at the Second Annual Big Brother/Big Sister Roast. Dr. Sam Harbin, Weber Gilmore, Scott Matthews, Robert L. Mitchell and Dr. Jean R. DuPont poked fun at everything from Beal's attire to his golf game. Beal also received a plaque recognizing his expertise at ribbon cuttings. Dan Norton and David Blanton, masters of ceremonies, also told jokes concerning Beal.

MARSTON - A masked man armed with a sawed-off shotgun robbed the Mobile Station here early today. The man is also believed responsible for a similar robbery in Dunklin County prior to the one in Marston.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The first Business and Education Expo was held at the Sikeston Senior High School Field House Wednesday with several hundred students and people attending the all-day event. Approximately 60 booths were on display at the event sponsored by the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce and Sikeston Public Schools.

SIKESTON - Thanks to a grant from Cameron Mutual Insurance, two troopers in Troop E Satellite have portable breathalyzers to be used on patrol to reduce drinking and driving on state highways.