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Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

Looking Back 2/21

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Russell Smith moved into a new house on 526 W. Kathleen last week. The house was recently occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Glen Joyner.

40 years ago

BENTON - Elbert Wade, who for the past 14 months has served as director of Manpower in Mississippi County, has been appointed county youth agent for Scott and Mississippi counties.

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SIKESTON - Rotarians were told about postal zip codes and how they work by Charles E. Schwidde, postal service officer of Farmington, last night at the Rustic Rock Inn.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Sikeston Public Schools will be conducting the annual preschool screening for all children ages birth through 4 years. The screening will be held Monday through Thursday, March 2-5. Children born before June 30, 1982, will be screened for kindergarten at a later time.

JEFFERSON CITY - Democratic leaders in the Missouri Legislature may reverse their earlier plan to let taxpayers decide what to do with the millions of additional tax dollars the state is expected to take in because of federal tax law changes.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - An astronomical refractory telescope was recently accepted for Sikeston Senior High School by Murray Sullivan, science department chairman. The telescope was donated by Mary Copeland and Teresa Kennard in memory of Terry D. Copeland, amateur astronomer and the late husband of Mrs. Copeland.

DELTA - The Lady Bulldogs dropped another tough loss on Thursday night, this time to the Lady Bobcats of Delta, 42-27. Although Delta eventually won by 15 points, the game was extremely competitive up to the fourth quarter. "I was proud of the way we played in the first half, I thought we did a good job," said Sikeston head coach Lee Brooks,