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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back 7/31

Monday, July 31, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - John Fox sustained a painful injury when he fell from a tree at his home at 315 Gladys Street. A branch of the tree broke and his arm was snagged.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston all-stars captured first place honors in the Babe Ruth Invitational Tournament yesterday by whipping Bloomfield 15-2. Scott City finished third with a forfeit over Poplar Bluff.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Deanne Pate of Cape Girardeau, 1985 Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo queen, was in Sikeston Wednesday to finalize her plans for the local rodeo - a function she affectionately calls "my rodeo." Pate, 21, who won the local contest last August, went on to win the Miss Rodeo Missouri title - a title which she is very proud of. "Miss Rodeo Missouri is my second job," she said. "I live, eat and sleep rodeo and it's a good thing because I wouldn't enjoy this all near as much if I didn't!"

10 years ago

CHARLESTON - Thursday will go down as a day to remember in the history books of Missouri and Kentucky. The Dorena-Hickman ferry will be christened and ready for travelers, tourists and business people. The boat will be christened by former resident of Charleston, Ginna Lee Hequembourg Copeland, wife of Missouri State Representative Gene Copeland of New Madrid, and Sharon Green, former resident of Hickman, Ky., and the wife of Kentucky State General Jeff Green.

CAPE GIRARDEAU - The seventh annual City of Roses Karate Classic was conducted at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau July 20. The winners were: Johnny Avance Jr., first prize; Johnny Avance Sr., third and fourth prize; and Eric Avance, first prize. Also winning honors was Woodrow Speed, first prize and grand champion. The event is dedicated to promoting the best marital artist.