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Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Looking Back 10-31

Friday, October 31, 2008

60 years ago

Oct. 31, 1948

SIKESTON - Visitors to Sikeston High School's upcoming open house will be entertained with a one-act play, "Pop Quiz," to be given by the drama class.

40 years ago

Oct. 31, 1968

SIKESTON - Building permits issued last month authorized construction of two major department stores in the Kingsway Plaza Mall Shopping Center, a computer center on Highway 61 South and 15 new residences, boosting the total to more than $1 million, according to City Clerk John Vaughn.

20 years ago

Oct. 31, 1988

SIKESTON - United Way board members Ron Steinmetz and Ray Purvis displayed the United Way sign at the intersection of Main Street and Malone Avenue recently. The United Way's goal is $76,5000, of which 38 percent has been collected.

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SIKESTON - At the Sikeston Department of Public Safety's annual Halloween party Monday night, Jeremy Shaw of Sikeston pitched a bean bag in a game at the party, where more than 700 kids dressed up for their Halloween event where the could get candy and soda.

10 years ago

Oct. 31, 1998

SIKESTON - Students from Matthews Elementary School in Sikeston recently collected more than 200 items and donated the different items to the Soup Kitchen. The project was for Make-A-Difference Day. Representing the school was: Gary Huang, Lanondra Newsom, Ebony Banks, Andi Schetter, Ryan Perry and Nick Glispie.