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Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Looking Back 7/2

Sunday, July 2, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Sikeston will definitely have parking meters installed in the downtown area due to action taken by the city council at its regular meeting Monday night.

40 years ago

CHARLESTON - The assignment of oil leases on 7,9444 acres of land in the Pinhook community to George Bey was recorded here this week and immediately started a flurry of rumors regarding additional oil exploration in Mississippi County.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The Scott County Commission recently informed Missouri Delta Medical Center that it will be discontinuing its ambulance program Jan. 1, 1987, due to withdrawal of federal revenue sharing funds. Lewis Conley, petition chairman, and Steve Sikes, board member of the ambulance committee, said Tuesday morning that the future of ambulance service in southern Scott county is therefore uncertain at this time.

BENTON - Two injuries and a destroyed mobile home resulted during Tuesday evening's storm that traveled north of Highway 77 and across Interstate 55 from Diebold Orchard near Benton.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Two officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety recently received promotions. Mark Hagen received his lieutenant badge from Chief Jim Leist. Also receiving a promotion was Tracy Wyatt, who was promoted to the rank of sergeant.

SIKESTON - A newly formed Missouri Cotton Growers Organization Board of Directors will work to unite cotton growers to pass a referendum to eradicate the boll weevil. If successful, the Missouri Department of Agriculture will be responsible for collecting and disbursing the funds and monitoring the eradication program. If a referendum is passed, spraying would have to occur once a week and on everyone's cotton crop," said board member, John Hux Jr.