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Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Looking Back 2/15

Thursday, February 15, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Ernest Harper, secretary and manager of the McKnight-Keaton Grocery Co., was elected president of the Sikeston Chamber of Commerce.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Lee Shell, winner of the Junior Chamber of Commerce 1966 Distinguished Service Award, was named winner of the population Division Two in the Tri State Jaycee competition Sunday.

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RISCO -It seems only yesterday that the 1966-67 high school basketball season got under way. Now it's in its final night for class S and M schools. Barring cancellation due to road conditions, 38 teams will pair up in 19 locations around Southeast Missouri.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Little Theatre is in its third week of rehearsals for the second production of the 1986-87 season. The play, "A Streetcar Named Desire," by Tennessee Williams, is under the direction of Brenda Underhill. In one scene of the play, Stanley Kowalski, played by Dr. Steve Nast, is held back by his wife's visiting sister, Blanche DuBois, played by Kay Cathey.

10 years ago

Feb. 15, 1997

SIKESTON - Local ATV racer Paul Russell has been tearing up the four-wheel competition in recent months. In 1996 alone, Russell raced in 75 races, winning 53 of them. In those he did not win, Russell placed second in all but three.


MINER - AA Mini Storage recently celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting. The new business is located on AA Highway in Miner and owned by Cindy and Terry Cole and Donald and Peggy Holman.


SIKESTON - Jimmie Lou Bell, LPN, is the Clearview Nursing Center Employee of the year for 1996. Bell was selected for the honor by the residents who were to choose one of the 12 individuals who had been named Employee of the month. The honor was presented to Bell by Mildred Shuffit, administrator.