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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Looking Back 2/12

Monday, February 12, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - A building, which housed the 400 Club, a prominent night spot three miles west of Sikeston in New Madrid County, burned to the ground after a fire was discovered Sunday night.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Customers of the Scott-New Madrid-Mississippi Electric Cooperative experienced a two-hour blackout Sunday night when a transmission jump line at a Southwestern power administration high voltage switching station, three miles east of Bloomfield, burned, causing a break in the power flow.

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MINER - The annexation of Miner to Sikeston would solve many of the sanitation problems faced by Miner residents, C.L. Blanton Jr., said today.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council, in a special meeting Wednesday, opened bids for the purchase of $940,000 combined waterworks and sewage system revenue bonds. Four bids were received. Of those, the lowest bid was submitted by Stearnes Brothers and Company.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Judy Comer, an instructor in Sikeston Junior High's art department, recently received a letter from Susan Cole, coordinator of state programs at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, stating that two of her students had been nominated to attend the Missouri Fine Arts Academy to be held at Southwest Missouri State this summer. Attached to it were the two letters to two of Comer's art students, juniors Tirrell Grimsley and Amanda Day, stating that both had been selected to represent Sikeston and the community.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Marine Corps. Cpl. Kevin W. Murphy participated in the 53rd Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20 at the nation's capital. He is the son of Sharon K. Dell of Portageville, Mo., and Gerald W. Murphy of Marion, Ill. and graduated from Portageville High School in 1992.