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Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016

Looking Back 7/9

Sunday, July 9, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Band played Thursday at Benton for the Southeast Missouri Day held there in the town.

SIKESTON - Workmen began Friday to install the Frigidaire air-conditioning unit in the Bank of Sikeston.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Hey friend, just one week remains to cast your vote for the most friendliest, most courteous employee in Sikeston. The ballots are stacking up for the men and women employees of Sikeston with several good races in the making.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Farmers of Stoddard County sell $23.3 million of their products a year, a preliminary survey of the farmers, furnished by the Agriculture Department, shows. 20 years ago

July 9, 1986

CAPE GIRARDEAU - Following presentations by the Portageville Board of Education and the New Madrid County R-1 Board of Education, a three-man board of arbitrators determined a division of assets for the districts. The board of arbitration was requested after the districts could not reach a settlement on the division of assets, which was necessary after the Portageville District was formed from the New Madrid County R-1 District.

MEXICO, Mo. - Jennifer Lanoir Cox, daughter of Carl and Sheila Cox of East Prairie, is competing this week for the title of Miss Missouri as Miss Malden.

10 years ago

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bringing a bit of clarity to the GOP side of Missouri's jumbled 8th District Congressional race, Jo Ann Emerson is preparing a campaign to succeed her husband, the late Rep. Bill Emerson. State Sen. Pete Kinder, R-Cape Girardeau, said Mrs. Emerson could take advantage of a seasoned campaign network built by her husband over his eight terms, one that often attracted conservative Democrats called "Emercrats." "They will know where to go and who to call to put this army back together," said Kinder.