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Looking Back 8/13

Sunday, August 13, 2006

60 years ago

MATTHEWS - The Matthews Consolidated School Board of Education will meet Monday night in conference with a number of contractors in an effort to get construction started on its proposed new $96,000 school building.

40 years ago

CHARLESTON - L.D. Davis announced a pledge of $3,000 for the Missouri Delta Community Hospital fund from the East Prairie Banks and said the citizens of his area consider this a personal project and are responding well.

SIKESTON - The Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo is in trouble. Damp, rainy weather has discouraged the usually abundant out-of-immediate-area crowd from driving to see it. Normally around 80 percent of the crowd is drawn from out of the area, according to Ron Voss, Jaycee publicity chairman for the event.

years ago

Aug. 13, 1986

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Jaycee swimming pool at 520 N. Taylor St. was closed to the public July 31 and is now being prepared for the second annual Catfish Rodeo. Sponsored by the city of Sikeston Recreation Department, the event will begin Monday and continue through Friday from 9 to 4 p.m. each day.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Good news for City of Sikeston City employees. With the approval of the 1996-97 city budget Monday evening, some employees will receive their first salary increases in some five years. During their regular monthly meeting, the Council adopted the budget which anticipates receipts of $6,370,142 and expenditures on personnel, maintenance and operations at $6,252,568.

SIKESTON - Dr. Robert Weagley, associate professor at the University of Missouri College of Human Environmental Sciences, will present a free seminar tonight in cooperation with the University of Missouri Extension. The seminar will include ways for parents to prepare for their children's education. It will be held at 6 p.m. at the Sikeston Public Library.