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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Looking Back 4/19

Thursday, April 19, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Joe Borgers was named president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce at club elections Monday night at the Hotel Dunn.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - A new rate schedule for non-residents who use the city-operated facilities for disposal of trash or refuse was announced today by City Manager Raymert Miller. The new rates are approximately double the rates now charge residents, the city manager said.

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SIKESTON - The Lions Club voted to endorse the city's move to purchase the Missouri Utilities facilities at its noon meeting at the Rustic Rock Inn. E.R. Inman, manager of the Board of Public Works, explained the proposed sale and answered questions.

20 years ago

CHARLESTON - Serving as mayor of Charleston for the upcoming year will be Larry Smith. Terry Rowe, re-elected to a three-year term on the city council in the April 7 election, received an appreciation plaque from Smith Tuesday evening for his service as mayor for the city during the 1986-87 fiscal year.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Elks Ladies Officers for the next term were named at the Elks Lodge banquet held recently. They are: Pat Parmenter and Doris Smith, trustees; Betty Jane McKinley, vice president; Doris Coffer, president; Erma Braswell, treasurer; Linda Burns, trustee; and Leta Shaffer, secretary.

NEW MADRID - Many NMCC fans will be sad to learn that Coach Joby Holland will not return for the head coaching position next year. With the New Madrid County Central Middle School scheduled to open in August, Holland will serve as assistant principal and athletic director for the new facility. The past two years, he has been principal of the seventh and eighth grades at the New Madrid Elementary School.