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Friday, July 25, 2014

Looking Back 6/20

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Lee Page will open a grocery store at 511 Prosperity today.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The Travelers, a local folk-singing group, have returned from New York where they won their audition to appear in the Ted Mack Amateur Hour. They will appear on national television Sunday at 4:30 p.m. and can be seen on Channel 12, KFVS. They were one of 10 acts chosen out of 500 that auditioned.

DEXTER - Plans drawn up by the township board for construction of a concrete bridge on One mile Road were discussed with the city council at the council meeting here last night. Plans call for the bridge to be 14 feet wide at a cost of $2,370.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The Penny Pincher Store opened for business Wednesday. The new 24-hour-a-day convenience store features 10 gasoline pumps, a fresh delicatessen which serves breakfast, groceries and snacks. The store also offers a cash game, Jackpot. The store is owned by Neal Gibbons Sr.

MINER - The SeMo RC Flyers, motorized model airplane club, will have its annual Fun fly at 1 p.m. Sunday at the club's airfield one-half mile on Stauffer Road in Miner. The club will present combat demonstrations, timed flights, a jug race and patterned poker. Flyers from around the state, Kentucky, Illinois and Arkansas are expected to attend.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - William H. Brooks, who has directed Noranda Aluminum's operation here for the past seven years, is the new president of Norandal USA Inc. A wholly owned subsidiary of Noranda Aluminum, Norandal consists of plants at Newport, Ark., Scottsboro, Ala.; Huntingdon, Tenn., and Salisbury, N.C., with a corporate office in Brentwood, Tenn. The four plants employ about 1,250 persons.