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Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Looking Back 9/6

Thursday, September 6, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Wallace Henry, who has been associated with the E.C. Robinson Lumber Co. for 37 continuous years, resigned and will be taking a position with the W.H. Powell Lumber Co. at St. Claire, Mo.

SIKESTON - Mrs. H.M. Kendig was given a surprise party at her home Saturday night by a group of her friends.

40 years ago

HAYTI - Bert Richardson delivered the first load of this year's soybeans to the Missouri Farmers Association elevator.

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SIKESTON - An undetermined amount of change was taken from two vending machines and a cash register at Ferrell's Auto Salvage, 1615 W. Malone.

20 years ago

BENTON - It was something a young man could sink his teeth into, for that matter, his entire face. Benton Neighbor Days Saturday afternoon offered a variety of contests for youngsters, including the opportunity to eat their fill of whipped cream-topped fruit pies. It was with a bite and a gobble and an occasional coming up for a breath of air that the youngsters earned the fastest pie-eating right. Cleanup was optional.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Renovation of the old First National Bank for the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center should be complete sometime in October, said Steve McPheeters, executive director of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce.

SIKESTON - Phyllis Still says her grandchildren, Douglas Still Jr. and Tammy Still, are quite interested in the cloth numbers book they were given this week from the local Altrusa Club. The organization put together the brightly colored books in an effort to make reading and learning fun for preschoolers. The project was part of the club's observance of World Literacy Day.

NEW MADRID - Two new teachers have joined the staff of Immaculate Conception School. Michelle Steimle is teaching first and second grade for the 1997-98 school year, while the fifth and sixth grade students are instructed by Felicitas Raquel.