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Looking Back 9/11

Monday, September 11, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Irl Cox announced today that he has purchased the Country Feed Store from C.K. Morris. The business is located west of the Homestead Hotel on Highway 60.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The first bale of cotton was ginned in the Sikeston area this week. Cotton picking, for all practical purposes, will not begin until the last week in September.

SIKESTON - After suffering a financial loss on the annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo this year, determined Junior Chamber of Commerce members have undertaken to make it up. An exact amount of the loss has not been determined. 20 years ago

Sept. 11, 1986

SIKESTON - Dr. Tony Poole, chairman of this year's United Way campaign, presided at a kick-off breakfast this morning for about 40 volunteers. The goal for the campaign is $58,300, which will go to assist 14 local agencies and organizations.

EAST PRAIRIE - By a 3-1 vote Wednesday evening the City Council adopted amendments to the city's liquor ordinance. Revisions and clarifications for the ordinance apparently are the results of a controversial issue in July when owners of a proposed convenience store were granted a 5 percent package liquor license. A nearby church congregation objected on grounds, among other things, that the store was too near the church property.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Everyone could use a new look once in a while and Sikeston Public School officials said it's time the Board of Education Administration Building underwent a change in its appearance. After all, no modifications have been made to the facility since it was built in 1974. First on the Board's to-do list is expanding the office. The main focus of the plan is to make the office building at 1002 Virginia St. better handicapped accessible.