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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Looking Back 7/10

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - A fire of unknown origin burned beyond repair three cabins at the Buchanan Tourist Camp Saturday afternoon.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Only a few days remain for registration to technology training, which opens at the Senior High School Sept. 11, according to Director Jim Cornett. Known as the SeMo Technical Institute, it will offer courses in drafting, painting, electronics and secretarial service. The two-year program is approved by the State Department of Education.

20 years ago

EAST PRAIRIE - The saga of tractor-trailer truck parking near a residential area continued during the Thursday evening meeting of the city council with an apparent "swing" to the other side, for the time being. In other action, the council requested a model ordinance pertaining to pit bulldogs be drawn up.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Seventh grade students in family and consumer science classes from Sikeston Middle School collected over 700,000 soda tabs in response to a statewide challenge to all FHA/HERO chapters to see which one could collect the most aluminum tabs. Proceeds were turned over to the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Missouri and a cash donation for $225 from students at the Middle School and Kelly Schools were made to the state director.

SIKESTON - Three Sikeston youths played in the Fredericktown Country Club Golf Tournament June 30 at Fredericktown. Trey Oetting came in fourth and Erin Wibbenmeyer placed first in the 9-year-old division. E.C. Atchison was also a first place winner. Oetting and Atchison were both in the 10-year-old boy division.

BENTON - Circuit Judge Anthony Heckemeyer issued a temporary restraining order Wednesday blocking plans to tear down the historic Mississippi County Courthouse in Charleston. Heckemeyer acted at the request of Mississippi County farmer Hugh Hunter Byrd, who filed a petition seeking an injunction to save the fire-damaged building.