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Looking Back 1-06

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

60 years ago

Jan. 6, 1949

SIKESTON - L.T. Davey, Sikeston plumbing and heating contractor, announced today that he has sold his firm and will retire from active business. The business has been purchased by B.C. Compton and M.F. Carlock of St. Louis and will be known as the Midland Engineering Co. Inc.

40 years ago

Jan. 6, 1969

SIKESTON - Buford Baber, owner of Baber Feed and Seed Co., was installed as the 34th president of the Sikeston Kiwanis Club at a ladies night held Tuesday at Luber's Restaurant. Fred Steward Jr., retiring president, presided.

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SIKESTON - Trudye Weeks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Weeks of Sikeston, was a winner in the Burlington House Awards in Chicago. Her guest cottage is in a navy and green color scheme with orange accents.

20 years ago

Jan. 6, 1989

SIKESTON - Highway 60, between Sikeston and Poplar Bluff, likely will never be completely expanded to four lanes within 15 years, but improvements are planned. Bob Sfreddo, District 10 engineer, told those attending a Lions Club meeting Wednesday noon that the improvements will be made between Sikeston and Fisk in three lengthy stages.

10 years ago

Jan. 6, 1999

SIKESTON - Enthusiasm is high among area churchgoers as new buildings are currently being constructed by several Sikeston area churches. Currently, three of those churches, Tanner Street Church of God, the First Christian Church and the Sikeston First Baptist Church, are building new family life centers.

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SIKESTON - Bill Ruby, with High Starz Entertainment of Sikeston, has announced the signing of Coye Lyn Moore of Sikeston and Regina Lee of Cape Girardeau to an exclusive management contract. The performers are searching for original songs to use on their demo compact disc.