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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking back 4/30

Sunday, April 30, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - A new house for Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Swacker will be started soon on the corner of Park and Hunter streets. The residence will face west on Park Street.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Mike Andrews, Sikeston High School junior, was elected vice president of the Future Business Leaders of America during its convention here Saturday. Ken Paylor, a senior at Sikeston, placed third in the Mr. Future Business Leader contest. Andrews will make an all-expense-paid trip to the National Convention to be held in New Orleans, June 12-15.

SIKESTON - Miss Margaret Ann Scott has passed the examination for the Missouri bar and will receive her license May 7 in Jefferson City. Miss Scott is a lifelong resident of Sikeston and is descended from the Wiliam Pharris pioneer family of this area.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - A 1986 Fiero SE, donated by Ziegenhorn Insurance Co., will be awarded at the Elizabeth Arden Charity Classic to the first golfer who gets a hole in one on the par three 10th hole. The event, sponsored by Golde's, will be held at the Sikeston Country Club on July 9. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society for local programs.

SIKESTON - Sikeston Health Care Inc. recently received the Caring Practices Award for 1985.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - A grant from the Sikeston Housing Authority brings the Community Oriented Policing Services closer to being an up-and-running operation. Public Safety Chief Jim Leist held a press conference Monday to accept a grant of $6,896.56. The grant was a matching grant in which the city contributed $1,724.40. State of Missouri Director of Public Safety Gary Kempker was present for the presentation. Also present were two of the COPS officers, James Donner and Donald Cobb. They will be joined by Officer Stacey Hunnicutt and the three will form the newly established COPS program.