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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Looking Back 9/5

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - W. Hargrove, formerly of Sikeston, has announced the opening Monday of the City Radio Service, 121 E. Malone Ave.

SIKESTON - A continuous stream of veterans of World War II lined up at three windows at the Bank of Sikeston yesterday and cashed $64,728.51 in terminal leave bonds.

40 years ago

DORENA - A masked gunman held up the S.M. Campbell store Saturday nigh and got about $3,000.

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SIKESTON - "Smell that fish!" "Look at those salads." "That sure looks good." All of these remarks and more were heard at the Shady Lane second annual picnic Labor Day in the Vaughn-Fansler back yards.

20 years ago

Sept. 5, 1987

SIKESTON - Sikeston Public Schools will not be affected by the 180-day school year proposed recently by Gov. John Ashcroft. However, it would affect several smaller school districts in the area. Ashcroft said Aug. 10 he plans to ask the legislature to pass a bill requiring six extra school days for public schools. Currently, 174 days are required.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Missouri Delta Medical Center's Benefit Ball will provide authentic Spanish entertainment along with the sounds of Motown. Dancers from the St. Louis Flamenco Society will perform during the ball's dinner highlighting the Oct. 25 event's theme Noche de Espana.

CHARLESTON - During a Thursday meeting with the county commission, architect Harold Porterfield brought commissioners up-to-date on the Mississippi County Jail's construction. The new facility, located on East Commercial Street in downtown Charleston, has more than 70 percent of the underground plumbing completed. Porterfield reported that Brown Construction Co. is approximately one month ahead of schedule.

SIKESTON - Melissa Holly continues to be the most consistent player on Sikeston's varsity roster for tennis. After an honorable performance on Wednesday, she kept the momentum rolling, defeating Caruthersville's April Hepler, 8-3, on Thursday. Sikeston won the match, 6-3.