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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Looking back 5/14

Sunday, May 14, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON -The Sikeston Tractor and Implement Co. will hold an open house May 18 at its new location, the corner of Kingshighway and Greer streets.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Superintendent of Schools Lynn Twitty will attend a meeting of the Missouri Governor's Committee of Education Tuesday in Kansas City.

DEXTER - Some 2,000 acres of farmland near Dexter were leased last week for oil exploration, an outfit from Kentucky was conducting the search, it was reported.

SIKESTON - One of two important Chamber of Commerce meetings will be held at 8 o'clock tonight in the cafeteria. Congressman Paul Jones will lead a panel discussion on important issues facing the nation.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The culmination of some eight weeks of study and work for over 75 area youngsters will begin Thursday evening as the curtain opens on the first performance of the musical "Yankee Doodle." The play, sponsored by Sikeston Little Theater and the Sikeston Arts and Education Council, was written especially for elementary and secondary school children to present and is billed by the author, Emmel Lavery, as a "blue jean ballet."

CHARLESTON - The 1986-87 budget with estimated expenditures of $1,589,362 was adopted Tuesday evening by the City Council following the required public hearing. Projected collections for the fiscal year are in the amount of $1,381,000. It is estimated that some $67,000 in reserved funds will have to be used during the coming year.

10 years ago

BENTON - By a strange twist of fate, Rodney Pense's best friend Saturday may have been the rain that sent him away from his home track. Pense, winless in four seasons of racing at his regular track in Farmington, made a 1 and 1/2 hour drive Saturday to Missouri International Racepark and left with the biggest prize of his career - a modified feature race win.