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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Looking Back 2/28

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Miss Kathryn Clark gave a piano recital recently at her home on 201 N. Stoddard with 25 pupils attending.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Mrs. Jean Collins was named 1967 Woman of the Year at the American Legion Hall last night. Three hundred attended the event, sponsored by the Business and Professional Women's Club.

20 years ago

EAST PRAIRIE - Mayor Kevin Mainord Friday night vetoed a proposed amendment to a city ordinance which would no longer require a candidate for the police chief position to have at least one year's experience in some area of law enforcement.

NEW MADRID - A bill which could provide part of New Madrid County with an enterprise zone is awaiting the governor's signature. Final approval was given by the Missouri Senate Wednesday to House Bill 410, which will bring enterprise zones to third class counties with less than 25,000 in population, but more than $125 million assessed valuation and 1 1/2 times the state average in unemployment.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - A $50,000 donation, given by Ruth Sharp in memory of her husband, Harry Garwood Sharp Jr., and her parents, C.E. Felker and Bertie Felker Callaway, was the first of a needed $200,000 to fund improvements for the former National Bank building on South Kingshighway. The donation was announced at Thursday's meeting of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce.

SIKESTON - Michael Davis and Kristen Loafman, top missions fundraisers, were recently crowned Valentine king and queen at the First Nazarene Church.

SIKESTON - The $7,500 bid for the Tanner Street property was approved and awarded to the YMCA of Southeast Missouri at a special council meeting on Thursday. It was the only bid for the property currently owned by the city.