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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Looking back 9/1

Friday, September 1, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Bill Walker will accompany their son, Billy Bob, Monday to St. Louis, where he will enter the Christian Brothers College for the following school year.

40 years ago

CHARLESTON - The Mississippi County Museum and art gallery was dedicated Friday afternoon when Gov. Warren Hearnes and Betty Hearnes were present to officially open the facility in the old Russell building.

SIKESTON - Collection of revenue at the Sikeston Collector's office will increase steadily in the four remaining months of the year. The peak month is expected to be in December.

20 years ago

Sept. 1, 1986

NEW MADRID - Noranda Aluminum Inc. workers walked off the job at midnight Sunday to protest a 14.6 percent reduction in wages and benefits in a proposed new company contract. Pickets have been manned at the facility near Marston since the strike began, however, no major problems have developed between the picket-bearers and salaried employees entering the plant. Management personnel have replaced the 950 striking members of United Steelworkers Union Local 7686 and operations at the smelter and will continue on a reduced level.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Elks "Just Say No" Club and the Bootheel Four Wheelers sponsored a 4-Wheel Drive Round Up Saturday at the Sikeston High School. Youngsters got to enjoy the 4-wheel drive trucks and visited with Elroy the Elk, while being advised to "Just Say No" to drugs.

SIKESTON - Mark Murakami was the super pro winner at the Sikeston Dragstrip Saturday. Murakami ran a 5.515 on a dial in of 5.53, turning 110.12 mph. The reaction time for Murakami was .518. He took the win over Rich Robinson, of Bonne Terre in the final race of the night.