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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Looking Back 7/30

Sunday, July 30, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - The price of baked bread at the local bakery has been raised to 13 cents because of "conditions beyond our control," a company representative said.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - A public hearing will be held tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the city administration building to decide whether vacating and closing of three streets and an alley will be permitted.

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SIKESTON - Paul Bradley of New Madrid will serve a three year term as president of the Sikeston Credit Production Association. Charles G. Causey will serve as vice president. He lives in Essex. Two members were elected to the board of directors at a series of annual meetings.

20 years ago

JEFFERSON CITY - Fifteen people were killed at railroad crossings in Missouri this year, prompting the Division of Transportation to take precautionary action. Stoddard County leads the state in railroad crossing deaths this year with four. It also was in the top 10 counties for railroad crossing accidents during 1985. "Missouri is the first state to install the larger signal heads at all crossings equipped with a warning device," said Stephen Walker, division director. "The intensity of the warning light is greatly increased, making it more visible to approaching motorists." Scott County registered one accident last year, while New Madrid and Mississippi counties had none.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Increasing enrollments are becoming a problem in many area parochial schools. At Saint Francis Xavier Catholic School, principal Sister Agnes Therese Aydt said they already had lists started for classes through the year 2001. She explained, "This year some students couldn't even be put on the waiting list. They had to be turned away." This coming year's enrollment is currently 154 students for kindergarten through seventh grade - almost a 16 percent increase from last year's students.