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Monday, Aug. 29, 2016

Looking Back 5/31

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Betty Lou Shankle entertained members of her Sunday school class with a bunking party Monday night.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Hart's Bread and the Bank of Sikeston captured opening night victories in Babe Ruth play last night at VFW Stadium. Bank of Sikeston swept past Reiss Dairy 9-4 behind the three-hit pitching of Vaught. Harris and Vaught each collected two hits in leading their team in the seven-hit attack.

SIKESTON - Water damage of cotton farms where the wet soil has delayed planting and of acres planted which have been ruined by excess water are the main complaints received by the Missouri State Employment Service, the MSES reported.

20 years ago

MATTHEWS - Awaiting final confirmation of his appointment as assistant secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Peter Myers of Matthews is enthusiastic about his new job but leery of some farm-related federal proposals.

NEW MADRID - Marjorie Beenders, director of the Missouri Division of Tourism in Jefferson City, will be the featured speaker at the annual New Madrid Chamber of Commerce Banquet June 20 at Rebecca Sharp's.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce is in the process of making two promotional videos of the Sikeston area along with a 56-page color magazine. Photographers were flown over the area Wednesday afternoon. Both projects are sponsored by Scott, New Madrid, Mississippi Electrical Co-op and Chamber corporate sponsors.

MINER - Determining what color the new Miner water tower would be and whether or not to place two tax issues on the August ballot were top items on the Board of Alderman agenda Thursday.

SIKESTON - The Rev. Richard and Mellony Whitman will be installed as pastors of the First United Pentecostal Church in a 4 p.m. service Sunday.