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Monday, Aug. 29, 2016

Looking Back 6/22

Friday, June 22, 2007

60 years ago

BLODGETT - The Scott County route between Blodgett and Highway 60 will be blacktopped by the state highway department this summer.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The National Guard Armory grounds will come alive when A.C. Burroughs, manager of the Missouri Electric Caravan, will have a tent erected for the 30th annual Scott-New Madrid-Mississippi Electric Cooperative meeting. Preceding tomorrow's speech by Gov. Warren E. Hearnes, local cooperative manager James Stephenson will give his progress report.

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SIKESTON -The high school chapter of Future Business Leaders of America received a certificate as a gold seal chapter in the high school at the 16th FBLA national convention in San Francisco.

20 years ago

CHARLESTON - The City Council, meeting in a special session Tuesday evening, agreed to schedule public hearings on two issues - pit bulldogs and overnight truck parking on city streets. Both hearings will be conducted July 14.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Delores Knuckles has returned to the Miner Super 8 as manager. Manager of the Sikeston hotel for 10 and a half years, Knuckles left in 1995 to pursue other opportunities. On June 2, she returned. "It sure is good to be home," said Knuckles. "I will never leave again."

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - The Sikeston American Legion baseball team continued their undefeated streak, 3-0, in the Mountain Home Invitational Tournament, Saturday, with an 8-4 victory over the Bill Speros American Legion squad from Memphis, Tenn.

SIKESTON - Meredith McDowell, 16-year-old daughter of Eddie and Christy McDowell, was named first alternate in the Miss Riverfest pageant held recently at Cape Girardeau. Leslie Jenkins, 17, of Jackson was crowned queen and second alternate was Jeniese Moyers, 17, of Woodland.