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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back 8/7

Monday, August 7, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Building permits were issued for Sikeston for the amount of $35,000.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Pupils in the junior and senior high schools will check our books, have lockers assigned and pay their school fees next week. Enrollment fees are due by the time students check out books.

20 years ago

Aug. 7, 1986

SIKESTON - Sikeston High School varsity and junior varsity football players should report to the Doghouse Monday to get their equipment.

10 years ago

NEW MADRID - The largest number of candidates in recent memory filled the Democratic ballot for sheriff of New Madrid County. By Tuesday evening, the field of 11 narrowed to one - Terry Stevens, currently the department's chief deputy - to face F.E. "Bud" DeLisle, an Independent, in November.

CHARLESTON - Mississippi County can begin cementing plans for a new jail. With the passage of a .5 percent sales tax at the polls Tuesday, county residents have given their approval and construction of the new jail can soon begin. The measure narrowly passed with 1,796 yes votes to 1,770 no votes.

EAST PRAIRIE - An estimated 35 people attended the "Senior Citizen Safety Program," sponsored by Sheriff Larry Turley at the East Prairie Nutrition Center. Sgt. Richard Logan of the Mississippi County Sheriff's Reserve was the key speaker and was assisted by Teresa Bright, prosecuting attorney. The program explained to seniors how not to become a victim of crime and how those who were victims could survive. The areas covered included personal, auto, home and financial safety.

BENTON - Voters shunned most of the local use tax proposals on the ballot, except for one. Receiving voter approval was a tourism tax for the cities of Miner and Sikeston, results showing 95 to 52 in favor.