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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Looking Back 8/6

Monday, August 6, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Miss Jane Cummins has resigned her position with Fabick Co. to take effect Sept. 1. Miss Cummins will enter school at Washington University in St. Louis.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Parents of elementary school children, grades one through six, who have moved to Sikeston and whose children did not attend in the public schools at the close of last year, can enroll their children Thursday and Friday.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - A 1986-87 audit and a detailed operations report were among items discussed at the Board of Municipal Utilities meeting Wednesday evening. Other items included a production report, power marketing and restructuring of the Brushy Creek Mine agreements.

10 years ago

CHARLESTON - Mississippi County residents passed a new sales tax by a vote of 839 to 640 with a total of 1, 491 voters in 11 precincts turning out at the polls Tuesday. The sales tax will provide the needed funds to construct a new Mississippi County courthouse. The tax is designed to have the structure paid for in three years and will then end.

SIKESTON - Sikeston Department of Public Safety fire personnel were called to a house fire on Delmar Street shortly before noon Tuesday. Initial reports indicated persons were possibly in the house, prompting officers to conduct a search of the smoke-filled residence. No one was inside, however, and the officers began efforts to extinguish the blaze.

NEW MADRID - Otis J. Cooper, son of Betty J. Payne of New Madrid, has been promoted in the U.S. Army to the rank of sergeant. Cooper is an administrative specialist with the 205th Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

SIKESTON - Linda Jan Taylor was recently nominated for the 1997 "Poet of the Year" by the International Society of Poets. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Pixley of Dexter, Taylor resides in Sikeston with her husband, Timothy Taylor.