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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Looking Back 3/21

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Announcing the Elite Beauty Shop under new management. Mrs. Margaret Rister, experienced operator herself, pledges better service. Other operators are Marie Chartreau and Beatrice Foster.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The ballot will ask, "Shall the city adopt Daylight Savings Time from April 25 until Sept. 5." If voters want it, they will scratch out a "No." If they do not want DST, they will scratch out a "Yes." The City Council has decided to put the issue on the ballot April 5 to let Sikeston residents decide.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - "Crisis." Some Sikeston doctors are using this word to describe the insurance situations they face and in turn what patients will be facing. Because of spiraling insurance premiums faced by members of the medical profession, three area doctors have announced they will no longer practice obstetrics as of April 1, another has already given up his OB practice here, and a fifth doctor plans to stop delivering babies in July. As the doctors spoke of the problem, their statements ranged from outrage to concerns to surrender.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The third grade students at Southeast Elementary School held a book signing for their parents recently at the school. The project, where the students wrote and illustrated their own books, is part of the "Young Authors and Illustrators" program that Jeannie Williams teaches.

SIKESTON - The dry weather experienced over the past few months has kept Sikeston's Public Safety Fire Division busy fighting grass fires. According to Sgt. William Mygatt, there have been 22 grass fires reported since Feb. 4 to the present. Mygatt said there is a city ordinance that states no one can burn when the wind is over 10 mph and only leaves and branches on personal property are approved for burning.