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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Looking Back 11/1

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Pfc. and Mrs. Charles Taylor are the parents of a son born at the hospital Oct. 29.

CHARLESTON - Jim Burden was born to Harold and Eleanor Burden of Charleston.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The five women chosen this year to win the harvest banquet awards of the women's division of the Chamber of Commerce have long participated in civic, church, professional and community activities. The women are: Mrs. Jewell Allen, Mrs. Harry C. Blanton, Mrs. Margaret Cain, Mrs. Burt H. Rose and Mrs. Donald Story.

BLOOMFIELD - Thirty new parking meters were purchased by the city and installed Tuesday. They are now in operation.

20 years ago

CHARLESTON - The 1985-86 fiscal year's budget will have to be trimmed considerably if anticipated cuts in Federal Revenue Sharing materialize. The city council in a work session discussed at length what measures would have to be taken to cut expenditures should the city lose the federal money. Already the city has not filled any of the five personnel vacancies which have occurred recently.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - An estimated 250 persons participated in the first "Make a Difference Day" sponsored by the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce with the support of the Standard-Democrat and Main Street Motors. The shelves at the food pantry have more to offer, the city parks have more trees and several bank accounts a bit fuller.

CHARLESTON -Keith Daniel Box of Cape Girardeau was found guilty of three felonies by a Circuit Court jury Friday in change of venue cases from Scott County. He was convicted on attempted robbery, assault and armed criminal action by the Mississippi County jury. Circuit Judge Tony Heckemeyer granted the defense 25 days to file a motion for a new trial.