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Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Looking Back 8-01

Friday, August 1, 2008

60 years ago

Aug. 1, 1948

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. C. Buchanan will celebrate their 53rd wedding anniversary Saturday by spending "just another day" at their South Kingshighway Tourist Court.

40 years ago

Aug. 1, 1968

SIKESTON - Steel workers for Pigeon-Thomas Construction Company of Memphis began work on the superstructure of the Sikeston High School Field House roof Monday. Two large jutting interlaced steel triangular sections are now in place.

20 years ago

Aug. 1, 1988

SIKESTON - Ashley and Jodi Vann took part in the search throughout New Madrid County to record the tombstones in various cemeteries. Their grandmother, Vera Ashley of New Madrid, recorded the information which was part of the book, now available through the New Madrid County Recorder's office. Ashley and Jodi are the daughters of Jane and Joe Vann of New Madrid.

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SIKESTON - Preparations are in full swing to ready the Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo grounds for rodeo activities. Members of the Sikeston Jaycees are continuing to improve the grounds. The rodeo will be Aug. 11 through 14 and is expected to again draw a number of visitors to the community. Attorney David Dolan is chairman of the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo.

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SIKESTON - The Sikeston American Legion baseball team gathered together just before their District 14 playoff game Friday night at VFW Stadium against Poplar Bluff. Sikeston lost twice to Poplar Bluff and was eliminated from the tournament.

10 years ago

Aug. 1, 1998

SIKESTON - Today, eight members of the Sikeston Sharks swim team are packing up their swim caps and heading to Newport News, Va. to compete against the best the nation has to offer in the 1998 Junior Olympic Games. One of the eight is swimming phenom Ben F. Marshall. At the age of 14, Marshall has already compiled three gold, five silver and a slew of bronze medals in his six years of Junior Olympics competition.

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NEW MADRID - Aluminum Rheinfelden GmbH of Rheinfelden, Germany, has licensed Noranda Aluminum to manufacture and market its proprietary "Silafont-36" for North America from its Southeast Missouri plant.