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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Looking Back 11/11

Sunday, November 11, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. James Marcy of Sikeston are parents of a daughter.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Nine shotguns, one rifle, six to eight boxes of shells and a small amount of change in a cash register were taken from PJ's Auto and Home supply, 108 S. Kingshighway, in a break in. The merchandise was valued at $750-$800.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Construction on Delta Counties Bank, 507 N. Main St., is coming to a close, according to Steve Matthews, vice president. At this time, work being done on the facility includes wallpapering, carpeting, woodwork finishing and laying tile, Matthews said. The tentative opening date for the 15,000 square foot financial institution is Dec. 15 with a staff of 12.


CHARLESTON - A request for a special use permit to establish a mobile home park on East Marshall Street, presented at the Oct. 27 council session by Gene Slayton, was granted following a discussion Tuesday. The park will have a maximum of 20 trailers and all will be privately owned. It will take approximately $5,000 to get adequate water lines to the property which was previously a motel court. An ordinance restriction will be reviewed and enforced.

10 years ago

CHARLESTON - A $84,000 federal grant will assist the Housing Authority of the city of Charleston battle drugs and crime. A competitive HUD Public Housing Drug Elimination Grant will fund the hiring and training of additional officers, who will begin a community policing department. Also the grant will fund a summer youth activity program.


SIKESTON - The Just Say No Club is conducting a canned food drive Nov. 10-17. The school collecting the most food will be awarded the Sikeston Elks' "Just Say No' trophy. This year's goal is to collect 5,000 cans of food.