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Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Looking Back 7/11

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mrs. M.L. Canedy entertained with a theater party on Wednesday afternoon for her daughter, Sara Sue, who that day celebrated her birthday.

40 years ago

DEXTER - The Jaycees met in a special meeting last night to discuss plans for the Home Show to be held Aug. 19-21. It was decided to hold a fish fry Saturday night. The annual talent show will be Friday. It will be open to the public free of charge.

SIKESTON - Milton Bernstein, nominated for the Daily Standard's Most Courteous Employee, has been with the Graber's Store in Sikeston since 1941. During his tenure as manager, Bernstein has helped double the selling space of Graber's.

20 years ago

EAST PRAIRIE - The issuance of a 5 percent package beer license by the City Council June 26 to Hutter Oil Co. brought objections from the congregation of Victory Baptist Church at Thursday night's council session. The Rev. Amos A Johnson, pastor, and some 30 members of the church attended the meeting to strongly oppose the company's proposal to sell beer in the vicinity of the church on West Washington Drive. Hutter Oil Co. plans to renovate the Shell Service Station into a deli-type operation, offering food and beverages. Johnson also questioned whether city ordinances provide for churches giving their consent if such a business is located less than 300-feet from the church.

10 years ago

DEXTER - The Sikeston 13-year-old Junior Babe Ruth All-Star team competed in the District five tournament again Wednesday. After defeating Kennett 7-5 on Tuesday, Sikeston was pitted against Dexter. Sikeston made quick work of Dexter, pounding them 22-6 in five innings. "We had a total team effort," said Sikeston manager Dewayne Self. "Everyone did their part and hit the ball well."