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Looking Back 6/19

Monday, June 19, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Ernest Harper, manager of the McKnight-Kenton Grocery Co., is confined to his house by illness.

40 years ago

CAPE GIRARDEAU - Colonel Lynn Twitty, USMC reserve, will be the featured speaker, during the Council of the Navy League's annual summer party, to be held at the Colony Club in East Cape Girardeau June 23.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - On April 9, the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce and Progressive Sikeston Inc., announced a contest for a new slogan to promote Sikeston. The winner of the contest, announced at a press conference on Wednesday, received a three-day vacation at Sportsman's Lodge on Kentucky Lake. The mini-vacation has been donated by Keith Ziegenhorn. Pat Marble, Chamber of Commerce manager, announced the slogan submitted by Kathryn Hamra was chosen as the winner. Her winning slogan reads, "Southern Hospitality Begins in Sikeston." Over 200 slogans were entered. Mrs. Hamra, a resident of Sikeston, lives in the city with her husband, Kenneth. They operate Shoe City USA.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Cheering and tumbling his way to the top, Kevin Jones, formerly of Sikeston, is living his dreams on the job. Jones will be coordinating, directing and choreographing 400 of the nation's best collegiate cheerleaders in a section of the Opening Ceremonies of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. His cheerleading career began in 1980 in Kelly High School and continued at Southeast Missouri State University. Jones now serves as the vice president of the National Spirit Group out of Dallas.

SIKESTON - The 800 meter relay team set a school record with a time of 1:42:

46. The previous record was 1:43. The teams was: Adrian Porter, Danny Davis, Lloyd Gilmore and Doug Wiles.