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Looking Back 3/31

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Harry Kerr has returned to Sikeston to be associated with J.O. Knupp in the Missouri Insurance Co. agency. Mr. Kerr formerly lived in Sikeston for several years while in the employ of the State Highway Department.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Ralph Boyer, president of the Chamber of Commerce, announced today that Manuel Drumm will be master of ceremonies at the annual meeting April 9 at which columnist Drew Pearson will speak.

20 years ago

ORAN - Jewel "Cotton" Anderson was named Oran's Man of the Year at a banquet March 24. Anderson is general superintendent of city maintenance in Oran, a U.S. Army veteran and former restaurant owner at Bell City.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - St. Francis Xavier Catholic School recently announced their January Christian Living Award winners. The winners are: Joyze Joven, Charles White, Brittany DeWitt, Katy Turpin, Kim Milbach, Solon Laquindanum, Austin Marshall, Erica Johnson, Gennie Stehn, Erin Wibbenmeyer, Joe Graves, Garrett Watson, Rouchen DeLisle, Heather Green, Travis Braun and Kathy Henry.

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NEW MADRID - The new Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation introduced the officers during their banquet Monday evening in New Madrid. The new officers are: the Rev. Allen Oakley of Kennett, chairperson; Martha Rone of Portageville, vice chairperson; the Rev. Gerald Penn of Charleston, chaplain; Mabel Sample of Hayti, secretary; and Tina Brown of Kennett, treasurer.