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Wednesday, April 5, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - It was a lovely spring day and the urge for adventures proved a little too much for Kendall Stallings, 5, when he climbed a tree, which had low hanging branches, the result being a broken wrist when he fell.

40 years ago

MINER - Harold Lewis and Jackie Campbell were elected to Miner's Board of Trustees in a city election yesterday.


MOREHOUSE - Daylight-saving time won the approval of the voters yesterday and there was a school board race. Daylight-saving time was approved 109 to 69. Bill Westerfield, with 206 votes and Paul Sherrard with 180 votes, won the two school board vacancies over James Hewitt with 142 and Ivan McNew with 131 votes.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Jaycees presented awards Saturday evening to several outstanding community leaders. Among the honorees at the 1986 Jaycees Installation Banquet, which was held Saturday at the Sikeston Country Club, are the Rev. Tom Plumbley, Outstanding Religious Leader; Drew Juden, Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer; Sally Lape, Outstanding Young Educator; and Kenny Wibbenmeyer, Boss of the Year.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Motorists in the downtown Sikeston area may notice the former Dunn Hotel gradually getting shorter. Harry Pratt of Pratt Development has begun the task of removing the building, or at least the top of two floors. "Disassembling it I call it," he said before adding, "recycling." It may take longer, but his method will continue the hotel's legacy in the same way. Instead of bashing the building, built in the early 1900's, into bits, Pratt is painstakingly taking it apart a piece at a time. "The cost of putting it into a landfill wouldn't make it realistic (to demolish it). It would cost you a fortune," he said.