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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back 8/31

Thursday, August 31, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Leslie moved from their house on Lake Street to the Franklin Moore residence on Park Avenue Friday.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The runway at the municipal airport now stretches 1000 feet and the first jet plane landed there Tuesday. A 565 Lear Jet owned by the American Snuff Co. of Memphis captured the attention of airport personnel and curiosity seekers.

JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Warren E. Hearnes and his family will spend the Labor Day weekend in his hometown of Charleston. He spent a brief period in his office today clearing his desk before flying to Charleston in a Highway Patrol plane.

20 years ago

Aug. 31, 1986

NEW MADRID - Five New Madrid residents, including two owners of a farm grain storage facility, were injured in an explosion occurring about 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Bill David LaValle, one of the owners, and employees were working on a grain dumping pit using a drill powered by propane. Apparently an accumulation of propane fumes in the pit ignited, causing the explosion.

SIKESTON - A cable TV public hearing is scheduled tonight during the regular meeting of the Sikeston City Council. Cable World Inc. has requested the city begin proceedings to renew the present cable television franchise.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Rick Althasu, Democratic candidate for the Missouri 27th District senatorial seat, led a round table discussion on campaign plans and strategies following the reorganizational meeting of the district committee. During the meeting, officers were elected to serve: Paula Cunningham of Bertrand, chairperson; M. James Shetley of Fredericktown, vice-chairperson; LaCretia Drum of Jackson, secretary; and Mike Marshall of Sikeston, treasurer.