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Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

Looking Back 4/6

Friday, April 6, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mrs. Elsie Jines entertains at her home Monday afternoon in celebration of her son, Gordon Clifford's eighth birthday.

40 years ago

CHARLESTON - Buddy Randol of Charleston was elected president of the Bootheel Citizens Band Club at its monthly meeting Thursday night at the Community Room of the Security National Bank.

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SIKESTON - Plans for establishing a program of recreational activities for under-privileged youths, ages 8-18, were discussed at a meeting of the Community Action Agency Thursday night.

20 years ago

CHARLESTON - A suspect caught on the premises by owners of a market has been charged with a burglary, according to the Department of Public Safety. Don and Gerald McClain, owners of McClain's Food Center on South Main Street were working in the office of the Market when they heard glass break in a west side door. Investigating, the men found no one in the business and decided to hide in the office and wait a while before calling police. A short time later a man entered the market. The owners recognized him and informed him of that fact, telling him there was no need for him to run.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Harold "Bo" Hoskins may become a re-tiring figure, at least after two semi-truck tires came blazing a trail into his yard Sunday morning. The two wheels destroyed a light pole, hit his son's truck and came to rest on his front yard porch. Hoskins said the tires traveled over 1,900 feet from the south bound lanes on Interstate 55.

EAST PRAIRIE - A break-in at the East Prairie High School left $3,500 of damage to the building and computers within the school. "Investigation continues, but we have a solid suspect and we hope to have an arrest in the next 24 hours," said Police Chief Richard Gregory.