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Looking Back 6/6

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - For the first time this year the mercury topped the 90-degree mark in the Sikeston area Saturday. The top mark was 93 and Sunday it was 92.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The Travelers, a folk singing quartet from Sikeston, was one of four groups chosen to appear on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour in auditions held at New York City yesterday. About 200 acts auditioned for the chance to perform on the CBS network show. That group will tape the show Friday and it may be aired by Sunday.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - To help celebrate the Sikeston Chamber of Commerce's recent membership drive, Vocalese, a vocal pop quintet from Sikeston, performed in the Chamber's mixer Thursday night at the Ramada Inn in Miner. Approximately 75 people gathered for the event to get acquainted with new members and meet old friends.

10 years ago

BLOOMFIELD - Melanie Bell's senior year will prove interesting. In between volleyball, cheerleading, Beta Club, acting as president of her church youth group and planning for college, she'll have a new role, serving as state president for Missouri's Future Business Leaders of America. She is believed to be only the third student from southeast Missouri to hold the title since FBLA was established in the 1960s.

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EAST PRAIRIE - "Songs From the Silver Screen" was the theme for the Southeast Area Twirlers 1996 Spring recital. Twirlers from around the area performed songs from such hit movies as: "The Flintstones," "Ace Ventura - When Nature Calls," "Aladdin," "Wayne's World," "Pure Country," "Fame," and "Footloose." The main recital consisted of group routines and was preceded by a pre-show which contained solos and duets.