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Looking Back 9/17

Sunday, September 17, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Luther Stroop entertained Sept. 10 in honor of her son, Joe, who was celebrating his fifth birthday.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Nine classes of competition will provide the entertainment at the Junior Chamber of Commerce Jackpot Horse Show Sunday at the rodeo grounds. Entrance fees will be divided among the four top winners in each class of competition.

20 years ago

Sept. 17, 1986

BERTRAND - Currently under construction in Bertrand are three separate housing units which will consist of 12 apartments when completed by Maco Construction Co. of Clarkton. The apartments will be available to the elderly, single persons or small families with rent based on income.


SIKESTON - On Tuesday evening representatives of the City Council met with representatives of the Cottonmouth Boosters and the Sikeston Optimists in an attempt to resolve differences between the two organizations. After lengthy discussions, the Sikeston Optimist representatives advised the city that at the request of the Optimist organization, they were dissolving the agreement between the city and the Sikeston Optimists.

10 years ago

CAPE GIRARDEAU - The first building to be completed in the state of Missouri with revenue from a $250 million bond issue approved by voters in 1994 was dedicated Monday at Southeast Missouri State University. Dignitaries from across the state were on hand to usher in the opening of the $15.8 million Robert A. Dempster Hall, home of the Donald L. Harrison College of Business at the University. Lynn Dempster of Sikeston, widow of the late Robert A. Dempster, for whom the building was named, said, "Robert would have loved seeing this magnificent building. Today is a dream back in time. It is the culmination of years of planning. Our students are the recipients of all of our dreams."