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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Looking Back 3/15

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Sizemore entertained with a birthday party Friday evening for their son, Doyne, who that day celebrated his 12th birthday.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Junior High School students Barbara Armour, Jim Hahn, Leslie Johnson and Mike Struwe will participate in the annual state congress of the National Forensic League in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday.

MOREHOUSE - The New Madrid County mobile dental unit arrived in New Madrid Thursday and was placed in operation for the first time Tuesday at the Morehouse Public School. The unit will be fully equipped and is under the supervision of the New Madrid County Health organization. David Townsend is administrator.

20 years ago

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Friday confirmed the nomination of a Missouri broadcaster, Alfred Sikes, as assistant secretary of commerce for communications and information.

SIKESTON - Deneka Borders, 15-year-old daughter of Ron and Connie Borders of Sikeston, was named second runner-up in the 1986 Miss Junior Missouri Pageant March 9 at Westport Playhouse in St. Louis. She received the official Miss Junior American trophy, a Panasonic stereo and the official Miss Junior American participation plaque.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Missouri residents will not be too happy with State Auditor Margaret Kelly's findings which indicate 88 Missouri school districts have hit taxpayers with $10 million in unconstitutional tax increases. School officials are up in arms over Kelly's claim that the districts are defying the Hancock Amendment.

SIKESTON - When the temperatures warm up the tendency among criminals is to increase their illegal activities, including auto thefts. "Auto thefts continues to be a big business in the state and Missouri motorists are paying for it," said Calvin Call, executive director of the Missouri Insurance Information Service.