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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back 3/28

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - As soon as permission can be obtained and materials are available, the Southeast Motor Co., a newly organized corporation, plans to erect a $30,000 garage display room building on Highway 61 north, according to Fred May, head of the concern.

40 years ago

MINER - Two trustees will be elected in Miner's general election April 5. Harold Lewis and Caster Alsup have filed for re-election. There is not deadline for filing. Anyone interested may file with the city clerk.

SIKESTON - Installation ceremonies will be held tomorrow night at the Country Club for the Shrine Club. The dinner meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and it will be ladies night.

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SIKESTON - Bill Pickett talked about the need for fallout shelters to protect the residents against a possible nuclear attack. A shoe store manager, Pickett teaches an adult education economic opportunity class at the high school and also serves as a radiological defense officer along with Bud Tetley. Tetley was in charge of the Kiwanis Club program and introduced Pill Pickett last night at the Holiday Inn.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Tickets for the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce banquet are still being sold by the ticket teams and the Chamber office. As of Tuesday, 416 persons had bought tickets to the annual event. Earl Butz, former secretary of agriculture, will be guest speaker and special awards will be presented.

10 years ago

NEW MADRID - There are days when crawling out of his warm bed is the last thing Billy Ray Ross wants to do. But there are two things he always looks forward to: a hot, healthy breakfast waiting on him at school and the smiling face of principal, Cindy Amick. The fifth-grader attends New Madrid Elementary School where the Children's Nutrition Program has been used for some 20 years.