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Looking Back 5/25

Thursday, May 25, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON -Four Missouri State Health Department DDT crews started Monday morning spraying dwellings in the Miner Switch district and later will transfer their activities to Sikeston.

40 years ago

SIKESTON -The opening bids for the construction of a factory addition to the Canvas Products Company, scheduled to be opened today, were postponed until June 3 at 2 p.m. at the city hall. The announcement was made by Fielding Potashnick, president of the Sikeston Development Company. The postponement was due to the lack of mechanical details having been omitted in the original proposal.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Roy Riley and Don Pasaka will retire this month from the Sikeston Post Office. Pasaka, who received a gold quartz watch as a parting gift, has served as the station's postmaster since 1967. Riley received a rod and reel as a retirement gift. Both men were given a cake for their services. James Arnold will serve as interim postmaster.

WASHINGTON - The Interior Department has designated 11 areas as national natural landmarks in five states, including Missouri. A Missouri landmark was Big Oak Tree State Park, an 80-acre hardwood forest 12 miles southeast of East Prairie. Such a designation, now applied to 573 places, is recognition of significant landscape or environmental features.

10 years ago

EAST PRAIRIE - Leads are being followed up, however no arrests have been made in a drive by shooting near East Prairie. At approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday, five shots were fired into Dixie's Bar. According to Sheriff Larry E. Turley, the shots came from a small caliber handgun. "The business was open and numerous patrons were inside the building at the time of the shooting, however no one was injured," said Turley.