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Friday, July 25, 2014

Looking Back 10/5

Thursday, October 5, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Winter kept creeping up on the Sikeston area during the past few days with the mercury on Tuesday night dropping to 36, the lowest point recorded during the year.

40 years ago

DEXTER - Dexter has been recommended for location of an electronics industry, Harold Williams, chairman of the community development project, told the Dexter Junior Chamber of Commerce Monday night.


SIKESTON - A Boy Scout leadership training course will be held this weekend at the Lyle Bird farm, 10 miles south of Sikeston.

20 years ago

Oct. 5, 1986

PORTAGEVILLE - Thirty-nine contestants vied for the title of National Soybean Queen during the 39th Annual Soybean Festival which concluded Saturday in Portageville. Jody Bray, daughter of Dean and Linda Bray of Gideon, was crowned queen.


SIKESTON - Tammy Stewart, a 1986 Sikeston High School graduate, won $250 in an American essays contest sponsored by the AMVETS and AMVETS Auxiliary Post 29 of Poplar Bluff. Her essay won the $50 first prize on the local level and $200 top prize at the state level.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Bulldogs were able to rack up 415 total yards from scrimmage to outscore the Dexter Bearcats 36-15 and get closer to an even won-loss record, at 2-3, Friday at Public School Stadium.


SIKESTON - Margaret Smith is a kid at heart with a big heart for kids. She combined these when she opened Margaret's Rainbow Daycare at 219 Edmondson St. The new daycare provides 24-hour-daycare services, filling a need for many parents working shifts at Sikeston businesses, Smith said.


CHARLESTON - David and Sara Turner opened the Mississippi County Bowling Center Aug. 23. The business was a dream of the Sikeston native, "something I've always wanted to do and it has been a lot of fun."