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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Looking Back 9/1

Thursday, September 1, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Blanton, residents of Webster Groves for several years, are expected to return here and take possession of their home on North Ranney.

40 years ago

CHARLESTON - The dream of many Mississippi County residents for a deep well oil test is a step closer to reality with a site on 80 acres owned by Big Oak Farms in Pinhook.

SIKESTON - This week 4,000 or more public and parochial students will be on their way to classes, Supt. of Schools Lynn Twitty said. "The sight of a school child walking along the streets or highways or the presence of the ubiquitous yellow school bus should alert us to drive with special care."

20 years ago

NEW MADRID - Just over $900 was taken from a New Madrid woman by two men proposing to do work for her. According to Police Chief Jim Helmes, two men went into a woman's home offering to do free work on her house. The pair measured the floors of her house then asked her to step into the kitchen. While she was in the kitchen talking to one man, the other apparently removed $900 in $20 bills and one $2 bill from her purse in the bedroom.

10 years ago

EAST PRAIRIE - Congressman Bill Emerson and Alvin Brown, director of Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community Projects from Washington, D.C., were given a whirlwind tour of East Prairie Thursday. Stops were made at Epworth Learning Center, Jakel Inc. and Big Oak Tree State Park in addition to a tour of the floodway/levee structures.

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SIKESTON - Brent Taylor, a 1993 graduate of Sikeston High School, will make his first start with the University of Illinois Fighting Illini football team Saturday at 2 p.m. The game will be nationally televised on the ABC network.

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WOLF ISLAND. The Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church at Wolf Island, which has served the community for approximately 143 years, will host its homecoming celebration Saturday. The Rev. Robert James of Carbondale, Ill., will deliver the message.