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Looking Back 8/2

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Tommy McClure, son of Dr. and Mrs. T.C. McClure, who is stationed in Korea, has been promoted to staff sergeant. McClure has been there since last September.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Ground breaking ceremonies for the new Missouri Delta Community Hospital wing will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. A program for the ceremony has not been developed yet.

SIKESTON - W. Raymert Miller, city manager, has been appointed to the resolution committee of the Missouri Municipal League by Jefferson City Mayor John Christy, president.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - An agreement between the city of Sikeston and the Sikeston Bootheel Humane Society is one of several items facing the Sikeston City Council which will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the City Municipal Building. Also, under old business, the council is expected to award a bid for Southwest Street construction.

WASHINGTON - Republican Rep. Bill Emerson has a fund-raising edge over Democrat Wayne Cryts in the race for Emerson's 8th District House seat, according to campaign finance statements on file here.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Country Club recently held a tournament for junior golfers. Winners were: Boys 17-18 years old - Brian Mattieson (first place), Ryan Jacques (second place), John Sutton (third place). Boys 15-16 years old -Danny Groesbeck (first place), Jason Spitzmiller (second place), Brent Pearson (third place). Boys 13-14 years old - Brandon Couch (first place), Ryan Griggs (second place), Adam Fritz (third place). Girls 13-14 years old - Lauren Wibb (first place).

SIKESTON - Presenting a unified front Thursday, officials and business owners from Sikeston and Miner called on local voters to approve a hotel/motel tax.