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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Looking Back 8/11

Friday, August 11, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Gene Potashnick has been chosen as chairman of the Scott County Republican Central Committee at a meeting held Tuesday night at the courthouse.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - A Redmond, Calif., couple and their two sons were apprehended by the Jaycee kidnapping committee today and will be the guests of the rodeo performance tonight. The couple had been visiting relatives in Kentucky and were taking their time about returning home.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Community Action Agency Thursday discussed problems of housing, jobs and education for persons in the income bracket below $3,000 annually at the Southwest Elementary School.

20 years ago

Aug. 11, 1986

SIKESTON - A selling price of $361,093 has been set for the new speculative shell building being constructed near the Sikeston Power Plant. Sikeston Development Council Inc., which met briefly Monday night following the SDC meeting, unanimously approved that selling price projection will commission.

ORAN - The Oran Board of Education is scheduled to hear a report Wednesday from a Sikeston architect concerning the sagging roof over the high school gymnasium. Theon Grojean, an architect and engineer of Sikeston who evaluated the problem, reports the center truss of the gym's roof gave way and is sagging about nine inches. The area has been roped off because of the possibility of a collapse.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The 2nd Annual Redneck BBQ Cook-off was held on Saturday at the Chamber grounds. This event was free to the public and free samples of barbecue and Good Humor-Breyers ice cream were given out.

SIKESTON - Chris LeDoux closed out the 44th Annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo to a capacity crowd. LeDoux sang, danced and even shot off fireworks during his time on stage.