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Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Looking Back 4/14

Thursday, April 14, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Grover Baker, Sikeston landowner and cotton gin operator, was named as a member of the Board of Public Works at a special meeting of the Sikeston City Council held Monday night.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Vance-Whitworth Inc., manufacture of electronic data recording equipment and developer of business system programs, has opened a regional office at 127 N. Kingshighway.

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CATRON- An estimated $75,0000 to $80,000 fire struck the small city of Catron (population 177) causing the complete loss of two buildings and the post office. All the buildings were owned by Mr. and Mrs. Leon Stillwell.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - H. Lee Stallings received the 1985 Man of the Year honor while Linda Mayfield was the recipient of the Careerist of the Year award during the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce banquet on Friday. A special posthumous award was presented for attorney Tom Gilmore by Bill Ferrell.

10 years ago

CHARLESTON - Cited as a "true Charlestonian," Jack Farmer, chief executive officer and executive vice president of Citizens Bank, was presented with the Lion's Club "Man of the Year" Award Thursday evening. Tom Glenn, a farmer for some 33 years, was named the "Lion of the Year."

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EAST PRAIRIE - The 1995-96 fiscal year operating budget was adopted Thursday by the City Council. For the coming year, the city's expenditures have been budgeted at $1,246,404. Estimated receipts for the coming year include: general fund: $879, 955; transportation trust, $86,000; and water/

sewer receipts, $347,750.

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SIKESTON - The Bulldogs spotted a highly touted Jackson squad five runs in the first inning before battling back to wax the Indians 15-6 Thursday at VFW Stadium. The team's record improved to 4-3 with the win.