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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Looking Back 9/30

Saturday, September 29, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Joe Blanton, a senior, was elected as president of the student council at Sikeston High School.

SIKESTON - The wedding of Miss Mary Lucille Marshall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Newcomer, and James Spivey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Armey Spivey Sr., took place Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Church.

40 years ago

PARMA - Parma's Business and Professional Women's Club took first place and $35 in the Lilbourn Fall Festival parade with a Boy Scout theme. The float queen was Dana Jo Long, high school sophomore, who waved with Scout Dick Ramsey holding the American flag.

MALDEN - Cable television service began in Malden this week, according to James Barnard of Cotton Hill Cablevision Inc.

SIKESTON - The youngest group to play in the Battle of the Bands at the Memphis Mid-South Fair, of 60 musical organizations chosen over a six-state region, were The Sentries of Sikeston. The rock and roll trio is Chuck Hanna, 13; David McCann, 12; and Rick Hanna, 10.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Falcon Cable Co. has been informed by Sikeston City's officials that if problems are not corrected, the city will revoke the company's franchise. In an effort to alleviate problems and address concerns, City Manager Dan Ward presented a list of complaints to the cable company today.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - City Manager Steve Borgsmiller delivered a somewhat revised version of the budget first presented in June. He is asking the council to consider a total of $994,000. Of that, $385,000 would come from the Transportation Sales Tax Fund, and $609,000 would come from the Capital Improvement Sales Tax Fund. A remaining balance in this year's budget of $106,000 is in the process of being spent.

EAST PRAIRIE - East Prairie pitcher Claire Oliver allowed 17 hits with five walks and one strikeout in Monday's game against Poplar Bluff. Poplar Bluff won, 8-0.