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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Looking Back 8/9

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - A junior life saving class was taught at the Municipal Swimming Pool July 22-26.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Aug. 10 marks the second anniversary for The Daily Standard in modern newspaper production. For two years the newspaper has been printed on a web offset method resulting in a better illustrated product.

20 years ago

Aug. 9, 1986

SIKESTON - Sikeston Junior High football players should attend a meeting at the Doghouse Tuesday, Aug. 19. Eighth-graders will meet at 9:30 a.m., followed by the freshman meeting at 10 a.m. Physical and insurance forms may be turned in at the meeting; in any case, each player must turn in the forms before he will be allowed in any practice. Practice begins Aug. 25.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Concessions chairman John Rowland has his hands full with 1,600 pounds of hamburger, 4,000 corndogs, 3,500 hotdogs, 2,700 pounds of pork barbecue and beverages by the gallons. The task of keeping Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo fans well-fed is not an easy one but Rowland is up to the task.

SIKESTON - When Zeb Bell hits Interstate 55 and sees the Welcome to Sikeston sign straight ahead, he feels a sense of belonging, one of familiarity. It doesn't matter to local residents that Bell's hometown is actually Murtaugh, Idaho. After eight years of coming back to town as the announcer for the Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, the Sikeston/Miner communities consider him one of their own.

SIKESTON - Clay Walker had the crowd rocking at the 44th annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Thursday. The capacity crowd remained rowdy even through Walker's popular love ballad, "Keeper of the Stars." Tonight's featured entertainer is Joe Diffie.