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Looking Back 9/13

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - The first bale of cotton reported brought to a local gin this season arrived in Sikeston Wednesday. The bale of seed cotton was brought to the gin by Joe Baker and was from his land near Salcedo.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Ten drivers of the public school buses were awarded certificates for driving safely during the 1965-66 school year without an accident. They are: Gene Johnson, Sherman Butler, Walter Crowell, Floyd Tanner, C.W. Estes, Leonard Overbey, Dan Limbaugh and Billy Butler.

20 years ago

Sept. 13, 1986

SIKESTON - The Ferguson Medical Group in Sikeston recently welcomed a new medical doctor, Dr. Brad Angelos. Angelos, originally from Canton, S.D., located in Sikeston Sept. 1 with his wife, Evelyn Wolff-Angelos and their five-

month-old daughter, Allyson.

CHARLESTON - Joe White, a 250-pound offensive lineman, kept Charleston's Percy Visor away from Jimmy Loflin on a pass play in Friday's Sikeston-Blue Jay football game. Sikeston won 23-0.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - With debris still burning, firemen worked their way through the smoke at Greer Chapel Church, two miles from Sikeston, to begin looking for clues to what cause the blaze. The fire, which destroyed the predominantly black church just north of Sikeston, is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal's office. The Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Tobacco, which is investigating similar church burnings across the south, was also notified today.

CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston High School varsity and junior varsity soccer teams ran into one of the best soccer teams in southern Missouri when they traveled to Cape Girardeau to play the Notre Dame Bulldogs, Thursday. Both Sikeston squads lost to their Notre Dame rivals by the same score, 5-0.