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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Looking Back 8/3

Friday, August 3, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Linda French, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles French, is home sick with the measles.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - A purchase of 100 Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo tickets was made by J. Ernest Harper, manager of the McKnight-Keaton Grocery Co. Some of the tickets will be given to employees. The remainder will be given to customers who buy a set amount of the business' products, Harper said.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The 1987 Junior Miss Rodeo Queen contest was held in the Kingsway Mall at 7 p.m. Tuesday with 19 young ladies vying for the title. Debbie Jackson, 17-year-old daughter of Alice Jackson and Gerald Jackson of Sikeston, was crowned queen by Rep. Dennis Ziegenhorn. First runner-up was 16-year-old Deneke' Borders of Sikeston and Audra Sherman, 14, also of Sikeston, was second runner-up.

SIKESTON - A lengthy discussion on building codes dominated Tuesday night's meeting of the Sikeston 2000 Committee, which also heard an update o survey plans.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Anheuser Busch head coach Ron Clifton had a few choice words to say to umpire Joe Bill Davis after calling a Sikeston runner safe at home plate in the bottom of the ninth inning during Friday's game in the 1997 American Legion Zone Tournament. The Sikeston runner that scored gave Sikeston the 6-5 win.

SIKESTON - Full-time and part-time employees of the Sikeston United Parcel Service Office went on strike around midnight Sunday. The 35 employees of the local office are striking to provide full-time jobs and benefits for part-

time employees.

SIKESTON - A dance club gone civic. The Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce) were organized nationally in St. Louis in the early 1900s as a dance club, but evolved into a service organization, said Greg Turnbow, president of the local Jaycee chapter. Organized locally in 1934 to meet the needs of the community, the Sikeston Jaycees is recognized by many for running the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo.