Looking Back 11/16

Thursday, November 16, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - In their last home game, and the second to the last game of the season, the Bulldogs will play East Prairie Friday night.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Fire and smoke destroyed the entire supply of drugs and dry goods and much of the building at Shy's Rexall Drug Store in the Midtowner Shopping Center Thursday. Insurance claim adjuster will look at the loss today. No estimate on loss was available.

SIKESTON - A group of 3M engineers and officials visited Sikeston Thursday, asking questions about locating a possible plant in the town. Herbert Parkinson, executive director of the firm's central engineering section, said the choice has been narrowed by three states.

20 years ago

Nov. 16, 1986

SIKESTON - Despite heavy fog which almost kept the governor from arriving in Sikeston, Gov. John Ashcroft and Circuit Judge Max Bacon presented a portion of the Sunday morning worship service at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston.

SIKESTON - The lucky winner of the $500 Bonus Jackpot from Penny Pincher, Highway 62 in Sikeston, was Jerry Wilson of Sikeston.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Paul and Donna Johnson opened a small bookstore in 1976 as a way to own their own business and to share their Christian faith with the community. Twenty years later, they are still sharing their faith, but their book business has grown so much more than THE book. Johnson describes their store as something akin to a Christian mini-department store.

SIKESTON - Troy L. Wilson, president and chief executive officer of The First National Bank, was appointed by the president of the American Bankers Association to the Association's Community Bankers Council. Council members are drawn from all 50 states and are appointed to three year terms.

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