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Looking Back 10/23

Monday, October 23, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hughes are parents of a son born Saturday.

SIKESTON - Mrs. Irtie Smith, with 15 years experience as a beautician, has opened Smitty's Beauty Shop at 234 Dorothy St.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - SeMo Rabbit Breeders Association was awarded first place in the United States for the best promotional observance of National Rabbit Week in July. David Hughes of Sikeston Route 2 is president of the organization.

SIKESTON - In the third organizational meeting of the new Optimist Club today at 7 p.m. at the Rustic Rock, temporary chairman John Harper said 22 have signed up for membership.

20 years ago

Oct. 23, 1986

SIKESTON - Dr. Anthony Poole, 1986 United Way chairman, announced today that the organization has reached 38 percent of its goal of $58,300. However, Poole compared the figure to the 1985 statistic from the same time last year when the organization had achieved 45 percent of its goal.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - John Saunders, state director of agriculture, will be the keynote speaker for the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Farmers Recognition Banquet. The event is scheduled for Nov. 21 at the Ramada Inn.

SIKESTON - Committee members for the DARE Haunted Hayride are in the process of transforming the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo grounds into a ghostly site. Several groups are participating in this year's Hayride which starts at 7 p.m. Friday.

ST. LOUIS - Abby Pfefferkorn, a resident of Sikeston and a sophomore at the Missouri School for the Blind in St. Louis, set a world record while competing at the 1996 Weight Lifting Championship for Visually Impaired Athletes in Edmonton, Canada. The world record was set when she dead lifted 175 pounds.