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Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

Looking Back 8/5

Tuesday, September 5, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Enrollment in the Sikeston schools for this year is 1,198 compared to 1,204 in 1945. There are 389 students enrolled in high school compared to last year's 367.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Bruce Lewis, general manager of the Associated Natural Gas Company, told the Kiwanis Club Tuesday of the history and operations of the company. He was a guest of Paul Cannon.

SIKESTON - Jim Montgomery of Sikeston killed a giant rattler in the Benton Hills Sunday morning. The reptile was five feet long, six inches in circumference and had seven rattles, including a button on its tail.

20 years ago

Sept. 5, 1986

SIKESTON - Sikeston's new car dealers report at least volumes of questions about deep cuts in finance charges, if not red hot sales. Automobile manufacturers have lowered finance rates from 5.9 to 9.9 percent to 2.9 percent for GM and Ford, 2.4 percent for Chrysler, while American Motors chopped their rate to zero.

SIKESTON - Mimi Allen of Sikeston recently completed a busy concert season as guest artist for the opening concert of a national harp festival at Boston University.

10 years ago

MATTHEWS - One of country music's leading young singers will be in Matthews as guest entertainer for Saturday's Big Prairie Jaycee Community Day in the Matthews City Park. Daron Norwood has emerged from the pack of new country artists to take his place at the top. He will take the stage at 8 p.m. All proceeds go toward the Christmas Drive the Big Prairie Jaycees hold each year.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston High School girl's tennis team began their season with matches on Tuesday, a 5-4 team win over Chaffee, and an 8-0 loss to Dexter on Wednesday. "The girls played very well," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt. "We were missing our number two player, so everyone had to step up and take over."