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Looking Back 8/25

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Four men from Sikeston were inducted at Jefferson Barracks Aug. 10. They were: James Clarence Vinson, Billy Charles Ryan, Paul Eugene Cope and James Howard Hayden.

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VANDUSER - A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Luber of Vanduser Tuesday at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

40 years ago

BENTON - A change in director of the Scott County Welfare Office has taken place. Mrs. Ruth B. Scott has been director for vocational rehabilitation for the blind in nine Southeast Missouri counties. Her place was taken by John Underwood Sr., who transferred here from Lexington as director.

20 years ago

Aug. 25, 1984

CHAFFEE - The R-2 School Board adopted its 1984-85 objectives during a meeting Monday at the high school. Bids also were opened for four new room furnaces for the elementary school. Ramsey Heating and Plumbing was low bid at $3,641.11. All room furnaces at the elementary school will have been replaced, board members were told.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The SEMO 4-H Rodeo is coming to Sikeston Saturday with boys and girls ages 8-18 competing in 11 different events. More than 200 entries are expected for the competition. Slack events begin at 3 p.m. with the featured runs scheduled for 7 p.m. The rodeo will be held at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds and is sponsored by the Scott County 4-H Rodeo Club.

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SIKESTON - Drew Hess recently received a $500 baseball scholarship, renewable annually, to Arkansas State University at Jonesboro. Hess played for the American Legion Post 114 team.