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Looking back 4/19

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. J.M. Law entertained for her daughter, Sue Ann Law, who that day celebrated her fourth birthday. Those present included Anna Louis Schwegier, Harold C. Cope Jr., Wade Allen and Carolyn Gurley.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Drivers in Sikeston are proceeding with caution because of inoperative traffic lights in the downtown area. Chief of Police Arthur Bruce said that the trouble was in the main switchbox. The lights wouldn't work yesterday and this morning. No one could say when service would be restored.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - "The 1986-87 fiscal year will be an extremely important one for the city of Sikeston," Mayor Allen Blanton stated Friday during a press conference on the $5 million annual budget. With the loss of revenue sharing and increase in liability insurance, the city will have lost approximately $450,000 over the past two years. This has forced cutbacks on expenditures and jobs and has frozen salaries of those who remain.

SIKESTON - Suzanne B. Burch of Sikeston became an official member of the Missouri Health Coordinating Council last week when the Missouri Senate unanimously approved her appointment. Currently, Mrs. Burch works in the family business, Dale Vendors Inc. She also serves on the governing boards for the Kenny Rogers Cerebral Palsy Center and Foster Grandparent program.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Future track stars ran the hurdles during the Sikeston Relays junior high school track meet Thursday. Fifteen eighth and ninth grade teams from around the area were involved in the event, which was conducted at the Sikeston High School Sports Complex.

SIKESTON - Clay Hooper had five strong innings for Sikeston Thursday. Hooper had seven of Sikeston's 10 strikeouts of the day and allowed only one earned run in the Bulldogs 4-3 victory over the Dexter Bearcats.