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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Looking Back 10/7

Sunday, October 7, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mrs. Esther Jenkins, who suffered a heart attack Sunday, is reported much improved, but will be confined to her home for a week. Mr. and Mrs. Benny Hesselrode of Vanduser are parents of a boy.

40 years ago

MATTHEWS - The first bale of cotton picked by the Parker brothers, Wade and Wayne, was brought to the Matthews Cotton Co. for ginning. It ginned out 950 pounds of 3,040 picked on the C.D. Matthews farm, south of Matthews. The cotton came from a 95-acre irrigated field and was of excellent quality.

SIKESTON - Mrs. Leona Boyer has been appointed coordinator of the neighborhood service center. She has worked as an aide with the Community Action Service since July 1966.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council approved the final plat of Hunter Acres West 9th Addition and adopted a "Buy America" resolution during its meeting Monday night. The council also conducted a public hearing to discuss proposed uses of revenue sharing funds.

MINER - The installation of water lines to the Sikeston Trade Fair and to Clayton Fabrication and Metal Works will head discussion in the Miner City Council meeting.

10 years ago

BENTON - The number-one seeded Kelly Lady Hawks softball team defeated the number-four seeded East Prairie, 19-0 in two innings Monday.

CAPE GIRARDEAU - Sikeston's tennis team saved the best opponent for last, squaring off against the peachy Lady Tigers of Cape Central for their season closer on Monday, falling 9-0 in varsity play. Sikeston finished the season 5-8. "I'm really proud of the girls for the way they've played this year," said Sikeston coach Suzanne Hart. "They may not have won very match, but they came out winners in the way that they acted."