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Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Looking Back 10-22

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

60 years ago

Oct. 22, 1948

JACKSON - Scott County Treasurer Hess Porter has been appointed by the Scott County Court to the Riverside Regional Library Board of Directors.

40 years ago

Oct. 22, 1968

SIKESTON - Beth Montgomery was crowned 1968's Homecoming Queen at Sikeston following the Bulldog's defeat of the Cape Girardeau Central Tigers, 14-6.

20 years ago

Oct. 22, 1988

SIKESTON - A performance by Mimi Allen, a world-renowned harpist, was one of several features during Saturday night's Crystal Ball, a benefit evening for the Scott County Unit of the American Cancer Society. The gala event, conducted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Montgomery, drew about 425 people.

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SIKESTON - Sikeston Middle School students were busy creating posters which stress their opposition to drug use. Monday through Oct. 28 has been designated Red Ribbon Week at SMS and activities throughout the week will center around the theme "Drugs are Trash." The posters will be displayed throughout town on the side of Sonny's Solid Waste trucks.

10 years ago

Oct. 22, 1998

SIKESTON - Five area men have reenlisted to serve with the Missouri National Guard. Sgt. Jerry C. Whitehead, Sgt. Daryle W. Caid, Specialist Gregory S. Latham, Specialist Paul R. Tripp and Specialist Gregory D. Branson will serve the next three years with Company C, 1140th Engineering Battalion.

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SIKESTON - Merideth McDowell, 17-year-old daughter of Eddie and Christy McDowell of Sikeston, was crowned 1999 Miss Metro St. Louis Oct. 10 at the Center of Contemporary Arts in University City. The Sikeston High School student won the title from 14 contestants at the second annual event.

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SIKESTON - Sikeston Eagle member Paul Luber recently presented Dr. Robert Huffman, with the University of Missouri-Columbia, with a $2,500 grant. The grant was from the Missouri Eagles and was presented under their south central region