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Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

Looking Back 12/10

Sunday, December 10, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Joseph Caldwell, county extension agent for Scott County, was recognized as one of three Missouri agricultural specialists to receive distinguished agriculture service certificates.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The first snowfall for this winter was forecast for this afternoon. A few snowflakes fell this morning. The snow flurries will end tonight when the mercury is expected to plunge to 18 degrees. The record for this date is 17.

SIKESTON - City attorney Manuel Drumm has met with city representatives of the Missouri Utilities Company for exploratory discussions of the city's intention to enjoin the company for further expansion.

MATTHEWS - The Rev. Joe M. Powell is the new pastor of the Little Vine General Baptist Church.

20 years ago

Dec. 10, 1986

SIKESTON - Election filing information for the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education vacancies, the auditor's annual report and test results were among items discussed at the board's meeting Tuesday at Matthews Elementary School.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Burlington-Northern "Santa Claus Express," with its 25,000 lights will stop in Sikeston from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday. The Christmas train will stop along North West Street.

SIKESTON - "Baseball never ends," Greg Matthews said Saturday night. "The stories live forever. The game's been the same since Abner Doubleday invented it and it will never change. That's what's great about it." It is that belief that inspired the Southeast Missouri Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame since its inception in 1977. Matthews, who pitched in the 1987 National League Championship series and World Series for the Cardinals, was keynote speaker at the Hall's 1996 induction banquet at Sikeston High School.