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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Looking Back 2/28

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Work will start next Monday on the new 12,000-foot water line that will serve both Chaney and Matthews additions.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The Southwest Chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers, at the Holiday Inn Saturday night, recognized two engineering feats by Missouri firms. The program was in charge of the R.B. Potashnick Construction Co. in Cape Girardeau, with Don Statler, a member of the Cape Girardeau firm, announcing the two Missouri awards.

20 years ago

NEW MADRID - Ben David Ashley of New Madrid proudly displayed his lottery ticket winning $100,000 and making him the first big winner in Missouri's Bootheel. Ashley and his wife, Debbie, have special plans for the winnings in addition to a vacation and starting a retirement fund. Ashley purchased the winning ticket Wednesday afternoon at Par Gas in New Madrid.

EAST PRAIRIE - Friday night's battle for Mississippi County bragging rights - a boys basketball game between 22-4 East Prairie and 21-5 Charleston - promises to be a classic matchup between an irresistible force and unmovable object.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - In preparation for the upcoming Kenny Rogers Cerebral Palsy Telethon, local entertainers are honing their skills to perform at the weekend event. According to talent coordinator Michael Jensen, the local talent is the main reason so many viewers tune in to the telethon. "They turn it on expecting to see their friends or neighbors and get caught up in the community spirit that is so recognizable with the event," he said.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council passed a bill last week restricting parking along South Kingshighway in front of the Employment Security Office. Employees with the Department of Public Works Street Division have been busy painting curbs and placing no parking signs in the area.