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Looking Back 11/26

Sunday, November 26, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Fire nearly destroyed a two-story, nine-room frame home occupied by R.E. Limbaugh and his son, Ernest Limbaugh.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Farmers and farm leaders from Scott, Mississippi, New Madrid, Stoddard and Cape Girardeau counties will attend the annual stockholders meeting of the Federal Land Bank of Sikeston Thursday in the American Legion Hall at 1 p.m.

SIKESTON - More than $20,000 has been pledged or collected in the United Fund Drive, Henry Bussey, chairman, said today. 20 years ago

Nov. 26, 1986

SIKESTON - Roy I. Coplen of Sikeston has been named maintenance and traffic division engineer at the Highway and Transportation Department's main office in Jefferson City. The duties of Coplen, who has been the Sikeston district engineer since January 1986, will be assumed by Humbert E. "Bob" Sfreddo.

10 years ago

SEDALIA - A former Morehouse resident's career really took off recently when he became the pilot of the government's latest high-flying, super-secret aircraft - the B-2A Stealth Bomber. Scott Cagle grew up in Morehouse and graduated from Sikeston Senior High School in 1982. Now, Capt. Cagle resides in Sedalia and has been chosen as one of the select few Air Force pilots to command the B-2A Stealth Bomber.

COMMERCE - Homes located in the area of Commerce that floods nearly every spring were bought by the federal government. In exchange for the flood-prone homes and property in Commerce, residents received a total of about $1,750,000 in federal money and $680,000 from the state. The government has since destroyed the bought-out homes, leaving a portion of town forever vacant. The government stipulates no one can ever live in the sold areas after a flood buyout.