Looking Back 6/26

Sunday, June 26, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Lt. E.L. Tongate Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Tongate, who was wounded in action with the U.S. Marine Corps on Okinawa June 1, is receiving medical care in a hospital in Guam.

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SIKESTON - Ensign J. William Foley, son of Mrs. J.W. Foley, left the states last week for service with the Navy in the South Pacific area.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - A southeast Missouri patrol of Girl Scouts have been busy practicing soybean roasting, their patrol's demonstration. They will attend the international roundup on July 15-28 near Farragut, Idaho. Patrols from all over the nation will demonstration living habits of their areas.

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SIKESTON - Reiss Dairy squeaked by a hard fighting Hart's Bakery team, easing out with an 8-7 victory at VFW Stadium last night.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Six contestants are scheduled to vie Friday night to wear the crown of Rodeo Queen during the upcoming Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. Candidates are: Leah Macheal Belvin, 18, of Matthews; Lori Lynn Fortner, 18, of Bloomfield; Holly Greenwood, 21, of Bloomfield; Bobbie D. Mitchell, 23, of Scott City; Lala Deanne Pate, 19, of Jackson; and Donna Marie Pollard, 18, of Sikeston.

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CHAFFEE - A lack of low-income residents has apparently doomed a grant application submitted by Chaffee for work on its new water treatment project. The project's engineering consultant has informed the city that the federal government has indicated it will turn down Chaffee's application to construct the water project.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Corporate Games ended Saturday with Noranda winning the overall contest in the two weeks of play.

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BENTON - Jimmy Brewer, a Sikeston driver, cruised to the checkered flag in Saturday night's winged sprint car feature at Missouri International Racepark. For Brewer, who last year won the track's season-total points championship, it was a long drought broken. "It felt good to get that first win of the year," Brewer said.

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