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Monday, Aug. 29, 2016

Looking Back 1/18

Thursday, January 18, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Eight building permits totaling $9,903 have been issued for 1947, according to City Records and Building Commissioner Lon Swanner.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - A 15-year-old boy who was returning from a neighborhood grocery store Thursday lost control of his bicycle when he said he saw a hovering green object with flashing red lights. He smacked the bicycle into a wooden fence. Several other neighborhood youths said they saw the same lights.

20 years ago

CHARLESTON - The Texans have nothing on the Midwesterners, at least according to Bob Jackson of Charleston Route 3. If all goes well in Chicago today, 64 head of Brangus, preferred beef cattle, will be flying out of that city later today en route to Taiwan.

SIKESTON - Several Sikeston Little Theatre performers and area residents shared their talents for a worthy cause Friday and Saturday night at the Optimist Club Youth Talent Showcase conducted at the Chaney-Harris Cultural Center. The benefit performance was held to fund the club's annual children's shoe project.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Scott County is in line to receive some of the $8 million in federal money now earmarked for fighting drug trafficking. Harry McCaffrey, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, designated five "high-intensity drug trafficking areas" across the country to receive a total of $23 million in federal funds. The Midwest high-intensity area includes counties in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota.

SIKESTON - "I have every reason to believe that within the first six months of this year we will be able to announce 250 new jobs here represented by three developers," Sikeston Economic Development Director Bill Green said.