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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Looking Back 10/31

Monday, October 31, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - R.A. McCord, Steward Hoover and Glenn Matthews Sr. are the owners of the Sikeston Auction Co. on Highway 60 West, it was announced today.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Curtis Cline exhibited a piece of an old tree that was cut down Friday on the lawn of Mrs. Sayers Tanner, North Kingshighway. The tree was 44 inches in diameter. The piece of wood cut from the trunk had two square nails embedded in it that were 14 inches from the outside of the tree. The mighty oak was about 110 years old.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The employment news looked brighter for the Southeast Missouri area last month, according to statistics released by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Scott County fared well with an unemployment figure of 7.7 percent compared to 8.4 percent last month. New Madrid County's rate was 7.2 percent, while Mississippi County's unemployment rate rose to 9.7 in September.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - More than $7,000 worth of jewelry was taken from Mills Jewelry and Gifts, 801 S. Main, over the weekend, according to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. In police reports, a clerk told Public Safety officers that she placed a tray of rings on display around 9 a.m. Thursday. The next day she discovered the items were missing. Taken were 13 rings valued at $7,934.

EAST PRAIRIE - Fire personnel responded to two calls Sunday. Wood flooring of a bridge had apparently been ignited but only slight damage resulted. The department was at the scene about 30 minutes. A combine, owned by John and Sammie Ponder, caught fire shortly after 3 p.m. in a bean field. Minimal damage was caused, according to Fire Chief Danny Lafferty, who said firemen were there about an hour.