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Looking Back 9/24

Sunday, September 24, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Miss Betty Anderson left this Tuesday for Jacksonville, Ill., where she will resume her studies at McMurry College.

40 years ago

LITTLE ROCK - The SeMo Mounted Horse Patrol won fourth place in drills at the Central States Shrine Convention in Little Rock Friday and Saturday. Ten units participated in the event. The patrol will parade next in Fulton, Ky., at the Banana Festival.

SIKESTON - Brenda Graham, a blonde-haired, blue-eyed girl from Bloomfield High School, was selected as the Queen of Cotton in the final day of the 22nd annual Cotton Carnival. Selection of the queen capped what is believed by many as the most successful carnival in recent years.

20 years ago

Sept. 24, 1986

MARSTON - Members of the United Steelworkers of America Local 7686 remain on the picket line outside of Noranda Aluminum Co. Inc. in the St. Jude Industrial Park. Officials representing the company and striking union members presented proposals to resolve the strike in St. Louis Tuesday and agreed to meet again.

SIKESTON - Hope Terrell, director for the upcoming Sikeston Little Theater production of "The Music Man," has announced the cast for the musical scheduled to be presented Nov. 20 to 23.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - In the Super Pro Class, Lester Gates of Sikeston came in first. Gates had a reaction time of .515, ran 7.407 on a dial in of 7.40 turning 89.20 mph. This is the second first place win of the season for Gates in the "Jarvis Points Challenge." Gates was driving a 1966 Chevy II. Ricky Skelton Jr. of Matthews came in second, third place was won by Danny Dewrock of Cape Girardeau and fourth place went to Bardwell, Kentucky's Bernie Edging.