Looking Back 2/20

Monday, February 20, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Boyer gave a surprise dinner in honor of the latter's mother, Mrs. Ada Aldrich, on Feb. 10 for her birthday.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The site and building committee of Trinity Baptist Church announced plans for building a new Southern Baptist Church. The architectural firms of Donnellen and Porterfield of Poplar Bluff has been employed. Preliminary drawings will be given to the committee Monday.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Project Graduation is already in the planning stages at Charleston High School.

10 years ago

NEW MADRID - City officials believe they have the most attractive lure. Now, they are in hopes of reeling in a facility which will bring more than 50 jobs to New Madrid. A public hearing will be conducted Feb. 27 to review proposals by the New Madrid City Council to offer land and utilities to the State of Missouri in exchange for locating a 30-bed residential youth detention facility in the community. The proposed 21,000 square foot facility would cost $3.6 million to build and bring an annual $1.1 million payroll along with 50 jobs.

SIKESTON - Sikeston senior running back Tim Gross recently signed a letter indicating his desire to participate in the 20th Annual Lions Club East-West All-Star Game scheduled for July 27, 1996, on the campus of Lincoln University in Jefferson City.

NEW MADRID - Monday's opening round of the Missouri 3A District 1 Tournament was no surprise, as the fourth seeded Charleston Lady Blue Jays recorded a 49-38 win over the Dexter Lady Bearcats at New Madrid County Central's gymnasium. Charleston advances into tonight's second round, where they will face the top-seeded Doniphan Donettes at 6 p.m.

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