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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Looking Back 5/2

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mrs. Hansel Duncan entertained Sunday with a surprise potluck dinner in honor of the birth anniversary of her husband and her brother-in-


40 years ago

ADVANCE - Hal Mark McDonald won first place at the high school gymnasium Friday night. McDonald played a piano solo. McDonald was invited to participate in the Mid-South Fair talent show at Memphis, Tenn., after winning first place in the Bernie talent show last month.

20 years ago

CHARLESTON - A ceremonial "first call" on the city's new 911 emergency telephone system was placed shortly after noon Friday by Mayor Larry Smith, initiating the service which will help Charleston area residents save time in getting emergency aid. The city's 911 system is the basic service and there is no cost for residents to use the service. The $160 installation fee plus the $60 per month fee for two service lines into the Department of Public Safety is paid by the city.

SIKESTON - Winners at the second annual Bell Volunteer Awards recognition included: Bradley Crow, winner in the youth category; and Gayle Strickland-

Green, who won in the young adult category. Chip Shmerbauch was winner of the senior category.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Sikeston eighth grader Ben Brase broke his own school record in the triple jump on Thursday. Standing at 34-feet, 4-inches, Brase shattered the marker with a 36-feet, 1-inch. Sikeston ended up winning the dual meet, 82-42 over Kelly. In the 100 meter dash, B.J. Robinson placed first with a 12.4. Jonathan Keenan placed first in the 100 meter low hurdles at 18.8, Cody Alcorn came in second with a 20.6. Jared Massey placed first in the 1600 meter run with a 4:57, Micah Moyer came in second, Randy Riley placed third.