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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Looking Back 9/9

Friday, September 9, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mrs. Jack Bowman and sons Jack and David shopped in St. Louis today.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Haskell Holman, state auditor from Jefferson City, will crown the Cotton Carnival queen this year. The crowning will take place Sept. 25.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council Monday night approved a $1 million grant offer for improvements to the Sikeston Memorial Airport and set new rental rates on airport ground leases. The Federal Aviation Administration's offer of a $1,029,533 grant for improvements at the Sikeston airport was accepted and represents 90 percent of the estimated costs for improvements. The improvements will include paving, marking, lighting for the runway extension and improvements to the taxiways.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Electa O'Hara has many achievements to be proud of. On Sept. 12, the City of Sikeston has proclaimed that day as hers and family, friends and former students are sending Miss O'Hara to England. "When I was growing up, you didn't read nursery rhymes to children, you read books that would teach them things. My father always read a series on world travel to us so we heard a lot about England. There were of course pictures in the books and I began to be fascinated with England," she said.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Red Peppers conducted their annual parade to induct Sikeston High School sophomores into the pep club. Activities for initiation were conducted all week with Friday's parade ending their initiation ritual just in time for the Sikeston-Charleston football game. The Red Peppers organization is the oldest pep club in the state.