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Looking Back 8/22

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - The Alpha Chapter of Delta Phi fraternity of the College of Mortuary Science in St. Louis has announced that William C. Colwick and J.E. McMikle of Sikeston have been recently initiated into its membership.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Several city stop signs, street signs and speed limit signs have been taken down apparently by youths, Police Chief Arthur Bruce reported today.

MORLEY - Burglars entered the home of Dr. Robert Nash Friday night. Items reported taken were a table radio, tape recorder, slide projector, BB gun, dress and dress pants, all valued at $250.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - More than 200 teenagers turned out for the opening of Teen Night at The Rex Monday evening. The event, held from 7-11 p.m., provided music, dancing, soft drinks, appetizers and other food for persons age 13-19.

SIKESTON - Boy Scout Michael Rimmel of Troop 43 helped the Sikeston Bootheel Humane Society Monday by constructing animal food drop boxes for his Eagle Scout project. He and other Scouts worked 20 hours on the service project.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - In a fitting ceremony, complete with fireworks and fine weather, Heritage American Homes officially opened its manufacturing plant in Sikeston on Thursday. What started with a phone call about a year ago, turned out to be a model of public-private partnerships resulting in hundreds of new jobs and an economic development dream for the area.

SIKESTON - Barbara Smith, director of court services and court administrator for the 33rd Judicial Circuit Court, recently attended a national judges conference in Montana, where she was awarded the Outstanding Court Administrator of the Year.

SIKESTON - Sikeston Bulldog football player, running back Mark Blissett, a senior, who gained 1,507 yards on the ground in the 1996 campaign, will be depended on very heavily if the Bulldogs are to improve on the 1996 record of 6-4.