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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Looking Back 10/3

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - All city street light standards in the business district are now fully equipped with light bulbs and the white way system is again in full operation, according to C.H. Moose, superintendent of the city light and water department.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Art and beginning sewing have been dropped from the schedule of courses offered Tuesday night in the adult education program of the high school.

DEXTER - Dexter has been recommended for location of an electronics industry. Harold Williams, chairman of the community development project, told the Dexter Junior Chamber of Commerce Monday night.

10 years ago

Oct. 3, 1996

SIKESTON - Mignonne Flagg, A+ Schools coordinator, pointed out to A+ committee members Wednesday morning that all too often educational programs focus on advanced and remedial students. Flagg briefed the group on what it will take for the Sikeston Public School System to become an A+ School, explaining that requirements include planning and developing challenging courses, establishing districtwide performance standards and identifying career pathways. Upon high school graduation students in the program are eligible for state reimbursement for the cost of tuition, books and fees to any Missouri public community college or vocational school.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston volleyball team lost in all categories, except for freshmen, to Notre Dame on Wednesday. "The girls did not play poorly," said Sikeston coach Janie Merrick. "It was just a matter of Notre Dame playing harder than we did."

SIKESTON - The Sikeston girls tennis team hosted the Kennett Lady Indians on Wednesday. The varsity squad lost 1-7, but the junior varsity team pulled out a 4-2 win.