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Looking Back 10/10

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Extreme precautions were taken against the possibility of a bank robbery in Sikeston Monday when a note was left on a desk in the Bank of Sikeston which read as follows: "Mr. and Mrs. P. Bank robbing in (cape) Sikeston while everyone is at circus. Signed, Ed." The word "Cape" had been written originally and then scratched out.

40 years ago

CHARLESTON - The new home of Missouri's governor, Warren Hearnes and family, is nearing completion. The family expects to eat Thanksgiving dinner in it. Contractor Raymond Stricker has not set a time for completing the two-

story brick home of colonial design.

POPLAR BLUFF - Sikeston's B football team scored a 52-32 victory over Poplar Bluff behind Dennis Snelling's four touchdown runs. Sikeston took a 25-0 first quarter lead and coasted to claim the prize.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - About 30 people were involved in a Missouri Association of Municipal Utilities "hot stick" training seminar Tuesday. Sikeston was the host city for the seminar. After receiving instruction, linemen were given a chance to work on an energized line Tuesday morning on Northwest Street.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - It seems that no one can come to an agreement on the best E911 system for Scott and New Madrid counties. The city of Sikeston has pulled out of the two-county system because they did not receive a central dispatching center and city officials said they felt anything less would not be a step forward for them.

SIKESTON - Nell Hill, a member of the Sikeston Art League, served as the club's historian from 1980-1996. At a recent Art League club meeting, Hill was presented with an appreciation plaque for her 16 years of service.