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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Looking Back 8/27

Sunday, August 27, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Lt. Robert Montgomery was discharged from the Navy Aug. 20 at the U.S. Naval Personnel Separation Center, Great Lakes, Ill.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Firemen were called Sunday to extinguish a fire which threatened what may be the only remaining log cabin in Sikeston. The cabin was moved from the old Joseph Hunter plantation, the site in the northwest area of Sikeston and was to be restored by the Sikeston Park Board and the school system.

SIKESTON - Charles Matthews IV received a contribution of $2,000 to the Missouri Delta Community Hospital building fund from Mrs. O.W. McCutchen of Blytheville, Ark., in behalf of the Malone and Rex Theaters.

20 years ago

CHARLESTON - Street improvement priorities took up a major portion of Tuesday evening's City Council work session. The first priority will be three blocks of East Commercial Street with city crews doing necessary underground work. Resurfacing the street will be contracted and the project is being rebid.

NEW MADRID - The Missouri Arts Council has allocated more than $1,000 in funds to the New Madrid Historical Museum to help provide entertainment for the reenactment of the Siege of New Madrid, scheduled for Memorial Day weekend 1987.

10 years ago

BENTON - Saturday's Missouri International Racepark's surface offered a change in approach for Billy James, even if it was hard to tell it. The track was a lot drier. James, whose division competed after a 25-lap sprint event and a 20-lap modified event, seemed unbothered by the change. The winner began at the front of the 18-car field and led all 15 laps uncontested.

SIKESTON - This week's super pro winner at the Sikeston Dragstrip was Ricky Skelton Jr. of Matthews and this week's win made him a repeat winner in the "Jarvis Points Challenge" for the 1996 racing season.