60 years ago
Oct. 30, 1946
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs beat Poplar Bluff 19-0, rebounding from a defeat at the hands of Perryville last week.
JACKSON - They saw their job and they did it. It is the best way to describe how the Sikeston Bulldogs spoiled the Jackson Indians' homecoming football game, 27-0.
DEXTER - Bob Robbins, of the Missouri Utilities Companies staff, was elected president of the Kiwanis Club Tuesday night. 20 years ago
Oct. 30, 1986
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County residents are being asked to approve a half-cent sales tax proposition Nov. 4. The tax sought for a 10-year period would be designated 50-50 for law enforcement and the road and bridge fund.
SIKESTON - The fifth grade students at Southwest Elementary School in Sikeston were "rounded up" and treated to a Red Ribbon Week assembly starring Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell on Monday. The show also featured a deputy on horseback, and the Sheriff's dog, Bandit.
BENTON - Scott County Commissioners are reviewing bids opened Oct. 22 for the construction of the new office building. According to Presiding Commissioner Bob Kielhofner, the commission has 30 days to determine which bid to accept, then construction is expected to begin. The request for a new sheriff's office came following attempts to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, a federal law requiring public buildings to be accessible to the handicapped.
EAST PRAIRIE - Shirley Pritchett, the 1996 Woman of the Year, received a hug and a plaque from East Prairie Chamber of Commerce President Jon Archie. The award was bestowed on Mrs. Pritchett because of her efforts on behalf of her community.