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Looking Back 9-24

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

60 years ago

Sept. 24, 1948

SIKESTON - Betty Modersbach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Modersbach, celebrated her third birthday this afternoon with a party at the Dunn Hotel.

40 years ago

Sept. 24, 1968

SIKESTON - Belinda Morphis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Margaret Morphis, was crowned Miss Sikeston last night at the Cotton Carnival. Phyllis Ford, daughter of Mrs. Henry Ford was named first runner-up while Sandra Nimmo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Nimmo, took second runner-up.

20 years ago

Sept. 24, 1988

CHARLESTON - David Brewer, one of the Teddy Bennett and the Mud Island Champion James Bayou Cookers, stood with William H. "Bucky" Bush and his wife during Saturday night's Meet the Candidates Fish Fry at the Mississippi County Airport Hangar. Bush is the brother of Republican presidential candidate George Bush. An estimated 350 people attended the gathering.

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SIKESTON - Blindness is not as traumatic as some sighted people make it. That's the philosophy of Eric Knoeppel of Morehouse, a rehabilitation teacher for the Bureau of the Blind headquartered in Sikeston. He is legally blind, but it doesn't stop him from active job and church responsibility.

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SIKESTON - As part of National Constitution Week, last week, Sikeston Vice Mayor Robert Stearnes signed a proclamation declaring it to be Constitution Week in Sikeston as well. Stearnes presented the proclamation to members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Regent Edna Sargent and DAR Treasurer Joy Gherst.

10 years ago

Sept. 24, 1998

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs broke in to the Class 4A state high school football rankings this week at number 10 with their 3-0 record. The only other area team ranked is Scott City, who moved up one spot to number four in 2A.

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CHAFFEE - The Sikeston tennis squad came away with a big win over Chaffee last night as the Lady Bulldogs almost swept the contest winning 8-1. Stephanie Childress had the toughest, but most exciting match. She was down 1-5, however, she rallied back and eventually won 9-7.