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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Looking Back 1/9

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Melfred Taylor, formerly of Sikeston, will occupy the home they purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Mehler of Charleston.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Earl M. Allen of Sikeston participated in the annual election of circus greats announced Tuesday by the circus hall of fame. Mr. Allen is a member of the Circus Hall of Fame's national awards committee.

SIKESTON - Rep. Tony Heckemeyer, Scott County Democrat, serving his second term in the state legislature, has been appointed vice chairman of the House Agricultural Committee.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - When is dentistry more a way of life than a profession? When you have been in practice over 48 years and consider your patients an extension of your own family. Or so says Dr. Howard Johnson, 71, who retired last week after 48 1/2 years of practice.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The city of Sikeston has filed suit against Scott and New Madrid counties as a last resort to finalize their withdrawal from the bi-county E911 project. According to City Manager Steve Borgsmiller, they had no choice. "This action will allow us to do what we had in good faith believed this 911 system was going to be as an improvement for the city of Sikeston. It is the council's belief that the plan offered was not in the best interest of the city," Borgsmiller said.

SIKESTON - Power lifter Ken Moore of Sikeston captured four first place wins and multiple state titles in 1996 and won first, second and third place trophies in national competition in Las Vegas in December. He is looking ahead to a summer trip to Germany for international competition. "It began as a way to lose weight and quickly became a passion in the early stages encouraged by Jerry Denning," he said.