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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Looking Back 1/21

Sunday, January 21, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - A fire that originated in dryer "A" of the Scott County Milling Co. Wednesday afternoon did considerable damage.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Douglas Oldham, a singer from Anderson, Ind., is conducting a revival meeting at Tanner Street Church of God with his father, Dr. Dale W. Oldham, but last night he entertained at the Rotary Club ladies night.

ESSEX - Jim Fowler, a senior at Richland High School, was named state winner of the youth power follow-up campaign. The award was given for his work when he was a junior at the youth power congress in Columbia.

20 years ago

EAST PRAIRIE - Deadline for filing for city officers is 5 p.m. Jan. 30. A mayor, three councilmen, collector and police chief are to be elected in the April 7 election. Incumbent Mayor Kevin Mainord, Collector Doris Owens and James Campbell, Ward 2A councilman, have filed for re-election.

SIKESTON - Sikeston Mayor Allen Blanton bought the first Big Brother-Big Sister ticket to the organization's roast of Superintendent of Schools Sam Harbin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Ramada Inn. Clem Beal presented the mayor with the ticket.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - More than 100 people attended the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration held at the Citizens Home Mission Outreach Center Civic Auditorium on Monday. A motorcade parade and program with the theme of "Bridging the Gap Into the 21st Century" was part of the event. Master of Ceremonies was Anthony G. Green.

BENTON - It is said the third time is the charm, but for the Kelly Lady Hawks it was the fourth time that was the charm, as they defeated the Lady Rams of Scott City 53-49, in the fourth contest of the season.