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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back 11/6

Monday, November 6, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - A sub-office of the Scott County Department of Public Health and Welfare has been established in Sikeston City Hall.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Voting in the eight Sikeston precincts as of 11 a.m. today indicated that the turnout was light compared with previous off-year elections. Only 708 votes were cast.

NEW MADRID - The 1966 tax bill for New Madrid County will come to more than $2 million.

SIKESTON - New electrical customers served by the Board of Public Works during the first nine months of this year come to 175.

20 years ago

BLOOMFIELD - An achievement for industry in general and the mining business in particular has been recorded at the Bloomfield facility of Edward Lowe Industries Inc. A ceremony to recognize the outstanding employee safety records of Lowe's Southern Clay products plant was conducted Wednesday. The operation, which mines and processes clay for use in cat box fillers and industrial and agricultural absorbents, has operated for more than one million hours without a single disabling accident.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Winner of the Standard-Democrat Halloween Coloring Contest were Jessica Cummins, 7, the daughter of Travis and Tammey Cummins of Sikeston; Kirsten Guttenfelder, 8, the daughter to Glenn and Debbie Guttenfelder and Jennifer Walls, 12, the daughter of Teresa Walls of Sikeston.

SIKESTON - Sikeston native Brent Taylor, a 6-foot-three-inch, 310 pound junior offensive and defensive lineman at the University of Illinois in Champaign gained some attention recently as the first Illinois player since Dick Butkus to play on both sides of the ball in a game. Taylor is also being used as a fullback on goal line and short yardage plays.