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Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Looking Back 7/6

Thursday, July 6, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - A truckload of lumber comprised of 2,500 square board feet, stolen from the Railhaven Courts some weeks ago while the building was in construction, was returned to its owner, Joe Cravens, Friday morning.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The Kiwanis Club swimming program, now in its sixth year, has 280 youngsters enrolled, the largest group ever. The three classes give every child from 6 years and older, an opportunity to learn to swim.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Can't stand those buzzing, biting pests which ruin cookouts? Simple solution. Empty your birdbath. Ray Nabors, entomologist for the University of Missouri Delta Center at Portageville, said if Sikeston and other communities could mount a concerted attack, mosquitoes would lose the war. "What most people don't realize is that a three-foot diameter pothole could be home to 20,000-30,000 mosquitoes in a couple of weeks," Nabors said. "A 3-by-10-foot pothole could saturate Sikeston."

10 years ago

CHARLESTON - Knee-deep in things to do to prepare Charleston Schools for the 1996-97 school year, new R-1 superintendent, Terry Rowe is preparing for two busy months prior to the first day of school. Rowe, a 1962 graduate of St. Henry High School, is currently making the transition between assistant superintendent under retired Bill Bacchus last year, to superintendent this year.

SIKESTON - Sonny's Solid Waste Service, in charge of the local recycling program, is ready to help the community with the recycling challenge. They took over the program originally spearheaded by the Teens Against Pollution (TAP) program at the Sikeston Junior and Senior High School in January of 1995. The program is on a volunteer basis of individual community members, and based on a drop-off point, rather than curbside recycling.