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Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

Looking Back 11/15

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - At the Rex Theatre today, "Roughly Speaking," with Rosalind Russell and Jack Carson. At the Malone Theatre, "Boy's Ranch" with James Craig and Butch Jenkins.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Fifty-three years ago, New Madrid Street, downtown Sikeston, was the first brick street laid. Three blocks from the railroad at the old post office was the first section of brick paved streets installed in town.

SIKESTON - Mrs. Clyde Poe, the Sikeston woman who was recently named Missouri's outstanding nurse in 1966, had a surprise in store Wednesday night. Ten of her close friends called on her to make a speech at a special Easter Seal meeting at the Holiday Inn.

20 years ago

Nov. 15, 1986

SIKESTON - With inspiration from family members and a handful of crayons, Annie Ralph is $100 richer as first prize winner for the 5-year-old age group in the most imaginative category for the Crayola/Family Circle National Coloring Contest.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The City Council approved a resolution Thursday in support of an application for funds to finance a waste water treatment plant at the Sikeston Business and Technology Park. The council was responding to a request from the Department of Economic Development. The preapplication for the state revolving loan fund must be dated by today in order to be eligible for next year's funding list. The city will ask for a loan of $2.23 million.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Elks Lodge "Just Say No" Club members are doing their part to help feed needy families this holiday season by conducting a canned good competition. The canned goods will be distributed by the Standard-Democrat/Democrat Printing Community Christmas Campaign. Winning the traveling trophy for most items collected was the Sikeston Middle School.