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Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Looking Back 3/24

Friday, March 24, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - O.D. Clayton and family are now residing at 120 Maplewood Drive, property they recently purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Boyer.

40 years ago

CHARLESTON - W. Clifton Banta, attorney for the R-1 Board of Education, reported that at no time prior to March 8, 1966, was there "any inkling" from the board's bond attorneys that there was anything wrong with a bond issue voted March 2, 1965.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Amy Riley, daughter of Judy Riley of Lilbourn, earned alternate status at the regional Spelling Bee conducted Saturday in Sikeston. Valerie Holland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Holland of Cape Girardeau won the contest. The winning words were synopsis and opulent.

SIKESTON - While most trees are beginning to flower or bud in the area, a tree in the yard of Angie Johansson, 7353 Goodhope St., has a totally different look. Four young girls, Rachael Brinkmeyer, 3, Lea Walters, 8, Sarah Walters, 10 and Amy Pitts, 7, decorated the tree for Easter. The girls dressed the tree with an inflatable Easter bunny and taped plastic Easter eggs to the limbs.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Sikeston Vocational School students refurbished the Semo Shrine Club's trailer, which is used to carry the Shrine clown bus to parades and special events.

DEXTER - An assault is under investigation by Dexter Police. At 1:26 a.m. Saturday, one person was taken to the Dexter Hospital for treatment of injuries. According to the police, the victim was assaulted with a cue stick during a disturbance at Sonny's Tavern. No complaints were signed over the incident. Also under investigation is a theft from a vehicle parked at Jerry Willis Auto Sales. A 12-inch gas powered Homelite chainsaw, two camouflage hunting suits and an Ameritech Motorola cellular flip phone were taken.