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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Looking Back 9/25

Monday, September 25, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Miss Jeane Snider of Cape Girardeau has been selected queen of the Sikeston Cotton Carnival.

40 years ago

MORLEY - Denver Wright, St. Louis businessman, world traveler and big game hunter, will show a film and tell about his experiences at the Rotary club meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Ann's Grill.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Erin Masters, 14-year-old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Ed Masters, was crowned Junior Miss Sikeston Thursday evening at the American Legion Cotton Carnival. First runner-up was Mayme Hamra, 14, daughter of Ronnie and Linda Hamra, while second runner-up was Stephanie White, 14-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Matthews. Tonight, beginning at 10 p.m., 24 girls will compete for the title of Miss Sikeston.

EAST PRAIRIE - The City Council Thursday evening approved by a show of hands a previously adopted amendment to the city's liquor license ordinance at the request of Councilman Sam DuVall.

10 years ago

EAST PRAIRIE - In the early 1980's, high waters from the Mississippi surged out of the river banks, flooding almost one-third of East Prairie. Businesses closed, farm fields looked like small lakes and sandbags were stacked along Interstate 55. Those days may soon be history with the announcement of the appropriation of federal funds to begin work on a flood control project in Scott and Mississippi counties. During conference work on the flood control bill, according to Sen. Christopher Bond, $100,000 was added to the bill for the St. Johns-New Madrid Floodway project. Jo Ann Emerson announced that the funding bill is expected to be signed this week by President Clinton.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Convalescent Center held its second graduation ceremony Sept. 10, which was attended by families, friends and staff.