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Monday, Aug. 29, 2016

Looking Back 8/12

Sunday, August 12, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Alva Taylor of Taylor Auto Company received two carloads of new Buicks Monday morning.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. E.V. Edwards, a farm couple living seven miles northwest of Sikeston, have been chosen as Scott County's farm family representatives at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. They were selected by a committee of the Scott County Extension Office in Benton.

20 years ago

EAST PRAIRIE - Annexation, pit bull dogs and purchase of equipment were among items of business discussed during the City Council meeting Thursday evening. Residents in subdivisions outside the city limits recently indicated an interest in being annexed. City Attorney Hense Winchester briefly outlined the steps that would have to be taken by the city to initiate the process.

SIKESTON - Thirteen art works by Judy Comer are on display at the Bank of Sikeston, 104 E. Center St. The exhibition is of works which were part of her requirements for a master of arts in teaching.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - He sings in the shower. He sings in the car. He sings just about everywhere he goes. Now, Chris Wagley plans to sing on Broadway. Wagley has sold his car, packed his possessions and headed for the bright lights of New York City.

SIKESTON - Representatives of Atlas Cold Storage, which is proposing to build a $10 million storage/warehouse facility at the Sikeston Business and Technology Park, spoke to the City Council and Department of Economic Development Executive Board on Monday concerning tax abatements and construction variances.

PORTAGEVILLE - Department of Natural Resources personnel were called in early Monday to contain chemicals leaking through a package sent through the U.S. Postal Service. Police Chief Ronnie Adams said a driver reportedly got some of the chemicals on his hands and became ill from the fumes. The chemical was later determined to be chemicals used to clean engine motors.