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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Looking Back 8/30

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Spraying of Sikeston School buildings with DDT is expected to be completed by noon Saturday, State Health Department workers said this morning.

40 years ago

HAYTI - Missouri' first bale of cotton was picked in Dunklin County and ginned Aug. 13 at the Arbyrd Gin Co. Pemiscot County's first bale was ginned Aug. 17 at the Crews Reynolds Gin Co.

20 years ago

Aug. 30, 1985

SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council lowered the 1986 tax rate during a brief session Tuesday afternoon. The new rate has been set at 68 cents per $100 assessed valuation as compared to this year's $1.40 per $100 assessed valuation.

10 years ago

MOREHOUSE - Morehouse City Park will soon have a unique display. Rowe Manufacturing recently donated an old diesel locomotive once used to transport stacks of lumber around the mill yard. The train was given to Charles Breeden, owner of Morehouse Agriculture, with the understanding it will be restored and then placed in the city park. The train locomotive was taken out of service many years ago and its restoration represents quite a challenge. Breeden is optimistic, however and hopes to have the project completed by Christmas.

SIKESTON - All of the baton twirling and drum major students of Donna DeLaney attending the Marching Auxiliaries of American Summer Camp at SEMO were selected as VIP feature performers. They were invited to entertain at the Jeep-Eagle Aloha Bowl in Honolulu. Among those chosen were: Ashley Hunter, Kristi Hadder, Ryan Weaks, Jamie Barnwell, Kerrah Russell, Suzanne Parham, Shelley Atchley and Lisa Hale.