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Looking Back 9-05

Friday, September 5, 2008

60 years ago

Sept. 5, 1948

SIKESTON - A quit claim deed giving Sikeston complete possession of the airport at no cost to the city will be delivered here by a representative of the War Assets Administration Tuesday, according to an announcement made today by Mayor Marvin Carroll.

40 years ago

Sept. 5, 1968

SIKESTON - School enrollment for the Sikeston R-6 School District is slightly more than enrollment last year at this time. Present enrollment is 4,657, including all school children from kindergarten through 12, according to an announcement by Harold Kiehne, director of secondary education.

20 years ago

Sept. 5, 1988

SIKESTON - Collecting and trading baseball cards is a common activity for youngsters. But it's also a big business and enjoyable hobby for adults. A baseball card show is scheduled for Saturday at the Holiday Inn. Organizing the event is Gary Howard, a former professional baseball scout who has been collecting cards for 30 years.

10 years ago

Sept. 5, 1998

KANSAS CITY (AP) - Gas prices will be the lowest they have been for Labor Day motorists in the last nine years, AAA-Missouri said. Gas now averages $1.08 for a gallon of self-service regular unleaded nationwide. 18.9 cents lower than last year, AAA found in its gas price survey. Average prices in Missouri are lower -- 99 cents in St. Louis and 94 cents in Kansas City.

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SIKESTON - Sikeston DPS responded to the Citizen Home Mission Outreach Shelter and Soup Kitchen at 229 Westgate Thursday after a burglary was reported. Taken from the shelter was a cooking pot valued at $80; a five pound bag of sugar valued at $1; two cases of frozen catfish valued at $75 apiece; and $3 in change from a desk. The burglar entered the building through four wooden doors. Damage to the doors and locks is $150 for each door. Sikeston DPS has no suspects or witnesses at this time.