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Looking Back 8-19

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

60 years ago

Aug. 19, 1948

BENTON - Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Stuckey of Benton are parents of a daughter born Friday afternoon at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

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PORTAGEVILLE - Mr. and Mrs. Jack Estes of Portageville are parents of a son born Thursday afternoon at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

40 years ago

Aug. 19, 1968

SIKESTON - The first ever Sikeston city softball tournament begins tonight at VFW Stadium when the Matthews Merchants hook up with Trinity Baptist. The game begins at 6 p.m., followed by games between Cooney Equipment and Bement Baptist at 7:30 p.m. and Budweiser taking on the Presbyterians at 9 p.m. The tournament continues throughout the week.

20 years ago

Aug. 19, 1988

SIKESTON - The SEMO Shrine Clowns will appear at the Southeast Missouri Big Brothers/Big Sisters third annual Celebrity Strikes Bowl-A-Thon on Saturday, Aug. 27 at Imperial Lanes Bowling Alley in Sikeston. They invite everyone to come and join the fun that includes complementary refreshments, prizes and local celebrities.

10 years ago

Aug. 19, 1998

SIKESTON - Tawny, a 3-year-old golden retriever relaxes on a tarp as her owner Mickie Ormsby weeds the garden of Lynn Dempster. Mrs. Ormsby, who is visually-impaired and Tawny, work for Bizzell Lawn Care doing general gardening.

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SIKESTON - Sikes Sporting Goods and Falkoff's held a tent sale recently at American Legion Park. This was the first time that merchants downtown have conducted a tent sale for customers.