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Looking Back 4/15

Saturday, April 14, 2007

SIKESTON - Arthur Ziegenhorn and Bob Lee opened the new A&B Oil Co., Highway 60 East, near the airport Saturday.

SIKESTON - Playing before a large audience at the Junior High School assembly Monday, a five-student band called The Nonames took first place in a field of 17 contestants in the Junior High School Talent Show.

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SIKESTON - The Southeast Development Corporation will sponsor a regional meeting at which recommendations of the governor's conference on education will be given Monday at the high school.

JEFFERSON CITY - A senate committee approved a House-passed bill raising the speed limit on rural interstate highways from 55 mph to 65 mph Wednesday after amending the bill to also allow large trucks to drive at 65 mph.

SIKESTON - Wives of several Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers gathered Tuesday evening at headquarters to discuss various fund-raising efforts in order to collect enough funds to purchase body armor (bullet-proof vests) for the local public safety officers. Vests cost about $350 each and a total of $16,450 will be needed to purchase 47 vests.

CHARLESTON - Charleston's Tres Reed showed his lethal serve to Sikeston's Ben Askew during Monday's rival match. Askew pulled out the upset, defeating Reed 8-5, but Charleston went on to win 5-4.

NEW MADRID - It was a record breaking day for two Sikeston studs during Monday's eighth and ninth grade dual meets against NMCC. Eighth grader Ben Brase broke the triple jump record, jumping 35-feet, 7-inches. The old record was 34-feet 9-inches. Ninth grader Jeremy Idleman broke the school record on the triple jump, jumping 39-feet, 10-inches. The old record was 39-feet 2-inches.