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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Looking Back 4/10

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - At the Rex Theater, "The Bowery" with Jackie Cooper and Wallace Berry. At the Malone, "Wake Up and Dream" with June Harver and John Payne.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The newest public park is taking shape with installation of a space platform sliding board and five saddle-mate rocking animals located at Prairie and Edmondson. Other equipment which will be installed is a merry-

go-round, seesaws, two swing set and a horizontal ladder. Equipment will be purchased by the Junior Women's Club and the park board.

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SIKESTON - The Armory is being decorated for the Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Gen. Maxwell Taylor, special advisor to the president on Vietnam will speak.

20 years ago

CHARLESTON - If the dogwoods and azaleas are in bloom, can the festival be far behind? Plans for the 19th Annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival at Charleston have been finalized and the event is scheduled for April 23-25, beginning on Thursday night with the selection of royalty.

10 years ago

BENTON - The Kelly Lady Hawks saw the Notre Dame Lady Bulldogs score four runs in the top of the sixth inning, but Kelly was able to hang on to win the game, 11-10. "This was the closest game we have had this year and I knew it would be," said Kelly coach Rhonda Evans.

SIKESTON - Winner of the Construx Action Building System and ice cream given away by the Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream in Sikeston was Jonathan Boyer of Sikeston. Presenting Jonathan with his prize, which was valued at $50, is Tina Carroll, owner of the local franchise.

SIKESTON - Danny Meeks, owner of Meeks Printing, was honored by the Sikeston Jaycees recently winning the award "Boss of the Year."