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Looking Back 1/6

Friday, January 6, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - At the Malone Theater today "Confidential Agent" with Charles Boyer and Lauren Bacall. Tomorrow is "Twice Blessed" with Lee and Lyn Wilde and James Craig. At the Rex Theater "Barbary Coast" with Edward G. Robinson and Mariam Hopkins.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The Murray Lane Baptist Church will be led in revival by students from the Southern Baptist College at Walnut Ridge, Ark. this weekend.

SIKESTON - Coming back after a cold shooting first half, the Sikeston Bulldog's caught fire here last night and subdued a surprisingly tough Scott Central team, 58-56 before a packed house at Sikeston's Armory Building.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - An additional $1,600 was approved by the City Council for funding for the Sikeston Municipal Court. Changes mandated by the Supreme Court in Municipal Court operations, including new paperwork, procedures and new forms, prompted the need for another clerk-typist.

SIKESTON - Former 33rd Judicial Court Judge Lloyd G. "Jerry" Briggs reported Thursday to the Federal Correctional Institute at Lexington, Ky., to begin a three-year prison term for filing a false income tax return.

10 years ago

Jan. 6, 1996

SIKESTON - "It's a home run!" said Director of Sikeston Board of Municipal Utility Bill Bloemer about the successful refinancing of the city's power plant bonds. The refinancing will save the local utility as much as $700,000 annually for the next 10 years. The Board of Municipal Utilities and the City Council approved the refinancing Wednesday of $152 million of bonds, originally issued to construct the Power Plant. Although the bonds were refinanced in 1992 at a lower rate than originally issued, Bloemer explained it became apparent during the latter half of 1995 that interest rates would drop again.