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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Looking Back 7/30

Monday, July 30, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mrs. John Sikes entertained the neighborhood children with a birthday party for her daughter, Sally.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - New Madrid and Sikeston Aces won victories in the Sikeston Invitational Little League Baseball Tournament for 9 and 10-year- olds last night. Sikeston took an 18-1 victory as Mark Becker hurled a no-hitter. New Madrid edged Chaffee 14-12.

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SIKESTON - The Semo Trade Technical Institute will start classes at the High School Sept. 11, despite low enrollment, Jim Cornell, director, said. Four programs offered for the two-year courses are drafting technology, electronics technology, printing technology and secretarial science.

20 years ago

NEW MADRID - Eddie G. Hillis, New Madrid County R-I Vocational-Technical School has been honored as the Missouri Vocational Special Needs Association's Teacher of the Year.


SIKESTON - Most people remember the reports about the killer bees that were going to invade our community. A race of African honeybee, noted for its extreme aggressiveness, is on its way, but there'll be no panic in the city streets, according to area entomologist Ray Nabors. "The term 'killer bees' is totally inaccurate," said Nabors. "We are talking about a race of bees that is much like the European honeybee domesticated in the United States. This honeybee just happens to be more aggressive."

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Winners of the Little Mr. and Miss Western Contest were selected Saturday. Malory Cowger and Tanner Williams of Sikeston will reign over the 45th Annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo as the youngest royalty.


SIKESTON - Three area Tae Kwon Do students recently completed their assistant's training program at Duncan's Martial Arts. Promoted to the rank of assistant instructor are Nathan Sisk and Chelsea Gilliland of Sikeston and Lacey Marks of East Prairie.


PORTAGEVILLE - Joe Henggeler is the new state irrigation specialist. He is located at the University of Missouri's Delta Center at Portageville, but will work with farmers across the state.