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Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Looking back 4/16

Sunday, April 16, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Two Sikeston High School pitchers, Bill Halter and Bill Arnold, combined for a no-hitter against Dexter at Dexter Friday afternoon. The Bulldogs won 14-0.

40 years ago

LILBOURN - Six Lilbourn teachers will not return to R-4 classes after this school term. Three have signed contracts to teach in other districts.


SIKESTON - People took no extra chances last night in getting their income tax returns mailed to Uncle Sam before the midnight deadline. Taxpayers would not use the outside mailing box. They mailed their returns inside the post office.

20 years ago

PORTAGEVILLE - Keys to the recently completed Portageville Fire Department were officially turned over to Fire Chief Bob Duggins Sunday during dedication ceremonies. The new building, located at the corner of Third Street and Baker Avenue, houses the city's fire fighting equipment and vehicles and was completed earlier this year.


CAPE GIRARDEAU - A judge has been ordered to pay more that $18,000 in attorney's fees for a woman he sentenced to jail for nonpayment of a fine. U.S. District Judge H. Kenneth Wangelin also ruled that Mississippi County Associate Circuit Judge Edward C. Graham must hold hearings in all future cases before imposing sentences for nonpayment of a fine. Carol Davis, 27, of Charleston, was arrested in November 1984 when she objected to police tactics in the breakup of a fight between her niece and another girl.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Jim Wade, sales manager of Jarvis Motor Company, presented Jason Tritch of Paragould his first place check in the super pro competition Saturday. Tritch won with the time of 6.709. He races in a 1962 Nova owned by his father, Ronnie Tritch.


NEW MADRID - New Mayor Mark Baker promised to make fire protection and law enforcement top priorities under his administration Monday evening, even before taking his seat at the center of the dais.