Looking Back 8-17

Sunday, August 17, 2008

60 years ago

Aug. 17, 1948

SIKESTON - Sikeston's newest place of refreshment, the Dairy Queen, will open business Saturday, according to manager Bill Brannock. The establishment is located on Highway 61, east of the municipal swimming pool and immediately north of Jarvis Motor Co.

20 years ago

Aug. 17, 1988

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo was a tremendous success again this year, bringing about 31,500 people to the Gateway Community Thursday through Sunday. Spectators came from all over to watch the rodeo. The Jaycees and the rodeo have helped put Sikeston on the map nationwide.

10 years ago

Aug. 17,1998

SIKESTON - The SEMO 4-H Club hosted an area rodeo Saturday at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo grounds. The little cowboys and cowgirls from surrounding areas tried their hands in several events at the rodeo such as calf riding and goat roping.

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HOUMA, La. - Benton's Bootheel Bandits softball team took fourth place in the Babe Ruth Girls Softball National Tournament over the weekend. The 16-18 year-old ladies met some very tough competition from other state champions, splitting four games in the tourney. This was the second straight trip to the national tourney for the Bandits in which they took second place last season.

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EAST PRAIRIE - East Prairie quarterback Conrad Ivie meets two defenders during East Prairie's practice after school on Monday. Returning several members of last year's team, the Eagles will travel to Hayti for their first game of the season on Sept. 4.

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