[Nameplate] Fair ~ 81°F  
High: 92°F ~ Low: 73°F
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Looking Back 11/3

Friday, November 3, 2006

SIKESTON - Workers at the International Shoe Factory walked off the job today because the company was using a toe-lasting machine which the union claimed would reduce wages by some 50 cents.

SIKESTON - International Shoe Company workers returned today after a walk out Thursday morning at the plant. Henry Bartholomew, union president, said the work stoppage was about a seniority clause added to the new contract as yet unsigned by the company and union officials.

SIKESTON - The correct spelling of two city streets often have been confused. The confusion has been over Edmonson and Marion streets. They are the official names according to the city clerk's records.

20 years ago -- Nov. 3, 1986

SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council accepted property along St. John's Ditch, waived the Park Advertising Policy to allow greeting card signs and approved a street extension project during Monday night's meeting.

SIKESTON - Despite the fog and rain this morning, voter turnout in Sikeston was labeled "excellent" and "extremely steady" at most of the eight precincts at mid-morning, about three hours after polling places opened. Heaviest voting was reported in the Allen Precinct, where 354 had voted.

SIKESTON - The 2nd Annual Sikeston Bootheel Classic Invitational Soccer Tournament hosted 28 teams from Southeast Missouri over the weekend at the Sikeston Recreation Complex and the Sikeston High School soccer field.

SIKESTON - Girl Scout Troop 429 was the winner of the "Most Creative" theme of the Sikeston Elks Lodge and Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce's third annual Halloween Window Painting Contest. They were presented a check in the amount of $150 for their painting on Falkoff's Mens Store's window.