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Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Looking Back 10/26

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Dr. S.M. Sarno was elected head of the Morehouse Chamber of Commerce, organized this week at a mass meeting held in the city hall.

40 years ago

CHARLESTON - The Charleston Jaycees played host to approximately 40 racing drivers and car owners Sunday at the Jaycee Building. Rules and regulations governing the 16th racing season were discussed.

SIKESTON - C.L. Blanton Jr., editor and publisher of the Sikeston Daily Standard, has been re-elected as trustee of the Missouri Archaeological Society for three years. He served 15 years.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Two hundred balloons rose above the heads of children at the Head Start Center in Sikeston. The youngsters and their teachers were among Head Start participants throughout the nation launching balloons in celebration of the organization's 20th birthday. Each balloon carried a message from a student asking the finder to contact them.

CAPE GIRARDEAU - Cape Central blocked a Sikeston point-after attempt Thursday to provide the winning margin in 7-6 high school football victory over the Bulldogs. That point also represents the distance separating Sikeston from the SEMO Conference Northern Division champions. Cape won the crown Thursday.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Boy Scouts are at it again. They are out doing good and providing food for the hungry. This year the Scouts will conduct their 11th Annual Scouting For Food drive, aimed at collecting more than 1 1/2 million cans of food.

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EAST PRAIRIE - The Industrial Arts class, taught by Stuart Bain, has undertaken a community project of producing snowflakes for this Christmas season. Students are strengthening their welding expertise on the project of the metal snowflakes.