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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back 3/20

Monday, March 20, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Robert J. Edwards and family moved last Wednesday into their home, which they recently purchased from Doyne Chartrau on Matthews Street.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Forty units in the Okeechobee District have reserved booths for the Boy Scout Exposition from 2-9 p.m. Saturday in the armory. All units have a booth centered around the theme of "Adventures in Scouting."

SIKESTON - Mike Struwe won second place in a speaking contest Friday and Saturday in Jefferson City. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Struwe. The contest was the annual state congress of the National Forensic League. Struwe is a high school freshman.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Jaycees, along with the 1985 Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Queen, Deanne Pate, announced rodeo entertainment for 1986 Thursday. The 34th Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo will be held Aug. 7-10 and will feature Ricky Skaggs, Ray Stevens, Exile and The Statler Brothers.

SIKESTON - Liesa Wasson, 28, was named Woman of the Year by the Sikeston Business and Professional Women's Club and American Business Women's Association of Sikeston Thursday during the 25th annual banquet. A 1976 graduate of Sikeston High School, Miss Wasson worked at Ferguson Medical Group as an X-ray technician until 1979, when she discovered she suffered from Bechets Syndrome, a rare form of leukemia. Although blinded by the disease, she continued her education. She founded Delta Area Blind, a non-

profit organization, to help those in the Sikeston community who have visual handicaps.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The speed limit for cars and trucks has gone up to 70 mph on rural interstates. The new law also raises the speed limit on urban interstates to 60.