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Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Looking Back 8/7

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Jack Mitchell, who is suffering from a badly sprained ankle and torn ligament, is some better at home.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - During a caucus at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Kirk, the delegates were chosen to the 15th district convention of the Kiwanis International. During the meeting, a district lieutenant governor will be elected to succeed C.D. Wright of Lilbourn. Nominated was Robert K. Ludwig of Cape Girardeau.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Country singing group Sawyer Brown performed at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Saturday evening. Prior to the event, the band formed a softball team along with KSIM and played the Sikeston Jaycees in a charity event for the Kenny Rogers Cerebral Palsy Center.

SIKESTON - Two area athletes will compete in the 1987 Special Olympics International Games this week. Representing Area IX will be Charlene Johnson, 17, of Sikeston, in the 15-meter dash. She is a student at Sikeston High School. Participating in the bowling competition will be Buckie Butler, 19, of Matthews, a 1987 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Kayla Crocker took first place in the Sikeston Elks Lodge 2219 Fourth of July Fishing Derby. With a total weight catch of 11 pounds, 32 ounces, Crocker walked away a winner. She also had the record for the largest fish caught that day.

SIKESTON - Duncan's Martial Arts competed well at both the Magnolia Classic, held in Iuka, Miss., and the City of Roses Tournament in Cape Girardeau. Placing were: Lacey Marks, first in sparring, first in weapons, eighth in forms; Claudia Beeson, second in sparring; William Lough, first in forms; Chelsea Gilliland, first in sparring, seventh in forms; Freddie Gilliland, second in sparring, seventh in forms; Sam King, third in sparring, fourth in weapons, sixth in forms; Charlie Beeson, third in sparring; and Instructor Jimmy Duncan, third in sparring, second in weapons.