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Looking Back 7/26

Friday, July 27, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Harry Young Jr. is expected back Sunday from Fort Hoyle, Md., where he has been encamped since June 19. He will spend August in Sikeston before returning to the Virginia Military Institute for his second year.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - When the lights went out at around 8 p.m. in the west section of town, most people thought that the lightning had caused the outage. Not so. An automobile had struck a utility pole at Southeast and Daniel streets at 7:30 p.m., knocking out the power supply to 80 customers.

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SIKESTON - John Woods of East St. Louis, Ill., will be the master of ceremonies at the Semo Mounted Society Horse Show at 8 p.m. at the Rodeo Grounds. Miss Kathryn Clark will be the organist, Allen Harris will be the judge and Clint Elledge will be the ring master.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Over 50,000 people across the U.S. and Canada now enjoy peace of mind and independence with Lifeline. In an emergency, one touch of a portable help button will bring assistance within minutes, 24 hours a day. In February of this year, Gerald Walton became the program's new supervisor.


NEW MADRID - Visitors from across the United States and from abroad got a taste of Southern hospitality Saturday when the Mississippi Queen made its first stop at New Madrid for the 1987 tourist season.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Mattie McCall was named Miss Rodeo for the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo for 1987. The first runner-up is Amanda Jordan. Brooke McDonald was named Junior Miss Rodeo. First runner-up was Lindi Prindle and second runner-up was Courtney Barnfield.


SIKESTON - Blake Pennington, a Sikeston second grader had a winning entry in the Category II division of the Weed and Seed National Poster Contest. His entry, along with six other division winners, were sent to Washington, D.C. for participation in the national contest.