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Looking Back 8/8

Tuesday, August 8, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - R.H. Sizemore of the Sikeston Tin Shop is building an addition to his shop that will give him an extra 22 by 56 feet of space.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - City Manager Raymert Miller today announced the appointment of a city plumbing inspector. Hugh Garrison has been appointed effective Sept. 1. The position has not been filled in recent years.

SIKESTON - Usherettes for the 14th annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo will meet at 7:30 p.m. today on the rodeo grounds to discuss final preparations. More than 50 girls are expected to participate.

20 years ago

Aug. 8, 1986

SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council is currently reviewing all applications received for the position of city manager. Mayor Allen Blanton reports that 50 local, out-of-town and out-of state applications were received by the July 31 deadline. Bob Knabel, previous city manager, resigned this summer after accepting the position of city manager in Lewiston, Idaho.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Eight of Sikeston's talented young athletes were in Columbia at the Missouri Show-Me Games in July, taking home a silver medal for themselves. They were: Justin Robinson, Bryan Ellitt, Reed Masters, Jreece Johnson, Andre Morgan Will Montgomery, Bart Ziegenhorn and B.J. Robinson.

SIKESTON - It was hot and the music was even hotter. John Anderson played to a full house at Wednesday's opening night of the 44th annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. Anderson began with some of his new releases before bringing the crowd to their feet with "Just a Swingin'."

CAPE GIRARDEAU - Eight players of the SEMO men's basketball program, including Sikeston's Allen Hatchett, will be leaving Saturday for a 13-day European excursion that will include eight games in nine days in Hungary and Austria.