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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Looking Back 8-20

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

60 years ago

Aug. 20, 1948

CHARLESTON - Ground was staked off Monday for the construction of a dining room adjacent to the Rustic Rock Inn on Highway 61 North, according to the owner of the property, Charles H. Butler. The Rock is operated by Frank Armstrong and W. Ross Lemmons, under the lease from Butler.

40 years ago

Aug. 20, 1968

SIKESTON - Through their efforts in a summer promotion that boosted circulation, the top 10 paper boys of The Daily Standard have won an all-expense paid weekend in St. Louis. First among the 10 best was Terry Otto who sold a total of 216 new subscriptions beginning June 1.

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SIKESTON - The Budweisers and Cooney Equipment are the only two unbeaten teams left in the first Sikeston city softball tournament. They will meet tonight at VFW Stadium with the winner advancing to the championship round. Cooney beat Trinity Baptist, 12-2, while Budweiser defeated Sikeston Light and Water 10-0.

20 years ago

Aug. 20, 1988

SIKESTON - A downpour Friday afternoon caused several Sikeston streets to flood temporarily. one of those streets was North New Madrid Street, where water lapped at the doors of some of the buildings.

10 years ago

Aug. 20, 1998

SIKESTON - Planning continues for the 1998 American Cancer Society fundraising gala, "An Evening of Intrigue." The event, set for Oct. 10 at the Best Western Coachhouse Inn, will include food, music and a murder mystery where the guests participate. Recently discussing publicity for the event were Norma Miles, Jackie Williams, Beth Ward, Elizabeth Wilson and Melanie Moore.

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CATRON - The Dills will be in concert at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Catron Baptist Church. The popular gospel group, which has performed several times in the area, will present a variety of gospel songs.