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Looking Back 1/20

Friday, January 20, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Noble M. Duncan, for the past three years an employee of the Sikeston Cut Rate Drug Co., has resigned his position to make a similar one with the McPherson Drug Co. at Kennett.

40 years ago

EAST PRAIRIE - Ask Dearmont Oliver what he likes most about his vast farming enterprises, and he would answer - raising purebred livestock. Oliver has a family farming operation which began in the 1930s on 42 acres.

20 years ago

CHARLESTON - Charleston's Cedrick Rodgers and Ronnie Woods teamed up against an opposing player in a recent high school basketball game. Charleston beat Massac County, Ill. 53-41 Saturday to capture the Superman Classic Championship.

EAST PRAIRIE - The second annual Miss Mississippi County Pageant, sponsored by the East Prairie Optimist Club and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, has been scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in the East Prairie High School auditorium.

10 years ago

CAPE GIRARDEAU - Boy Scout Troop 43 of Sikeston held a special Eagle Court of Honor to recognize three new Eagle Scouts: Scott Baker, Chris French and Matt Drake. The scouts from Troop 43, and all other Scouts who have received the Eagle Award during 1995, will be recognized at a special St. Louis Area Council Court of Honor on Feb. 10 at Southeast Missouri State University. The Eagle Scout badge is scouting's highest award. Only about 1 percent of all Scouts attain the rank of Eagle Scout.

SIKESTON -The Sikeston Bootheel Humane Society's longtime dream of building a new animal shelter is one step closer to reality. After a recent meeting with the society's building committee, the Board of Municipal Utilities has agreed to sell the organization three acres of land located at the corner of Compress and Brown Spur Road.