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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Looking Back 7/14

Thursday, July 14, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Franklin Struwe, an employee at the Bank of Sikeston for the past several years, will leave Friday for Centralia, Mo., where he has accepted employment in the accounting department of the A.B. Chance Manufacturing Co.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Superintendent of Schools Lynn Twitty told the school board yesterday that the Scott County R-5 School District wanted to meet to discuss the possibility of annexation of the two districts.

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SIKESTON - Miner downed Murray Lane 8 to 5 in the nightcap of the Church League action last night.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Despite the steamy temperatures Saturday, attendance was good for the Clothes Line Art Show, held at the Malone Park Gazebo. The event, sponsored by the Sikeston Art League, featured a variety of arts, crafts, music and games for those who attended. Many artist brought their art supplies as well as their wares so they could do sketches, caricatures or pastels of their guests.

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MINER - The Miner Nursing and Residential Care Center will host an open house today at the facility on the Blodgett Road in Miner. The center opened last week and is now accepting applications for patients in the 50-band facility.

10 years ago

SCOTT CITY - Lady Luck took a giant step toward a Scott City riverboat casino, hotel and entertainment center Thursday. The Las Vegas-based gambling corporation filed its application to locate its $65.3 million family-

oriented development in the Diversion Channel which empties into the Mississippi River. "This is a big step for Lady Luck in the Scott City and Southeast Missouri area," said Michael Hlavsa, chief financial officer of Lady Luck Gaming Corp.

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SIKESTON - Construction on a new addition to the Sikeston Kindergarten Center is under way. An all-day program is being added this fall and to make room, 14 new rooms are being added. Six of the rooms will be used as kindergarten classrooms and the other eight for early childhood education.