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Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Looking Back In Time

Thursday, August 30, 2001

60 years ago

SIKESTON - A khaki tent city mushroomed up on 20 acres of the Chaney Subdivision bordering South Kingshighway and Highway 61 Tuesday afternoon and thousands of Sikeston residents who motored along the adjacent thoroughfares were given a visible reminder of the national emergency.

40 years ago

ST. LOUIS - Among the 50 graduates of the Jewish Hospital School of Nursing last week was Miss Karen Mason. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Mason of Oran.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Eva Carina "Nina" Johnson of Jarvso, Sweden, arrived in Sikeston Monday through the Rotary Youth Exchange Program and Keith Todd Morrow departed Sunday for Sala, Sweden. Both will spend a year with host families, learning the culture of their "adopted" countries.

SIKESTON - Between 35 and 40 Shriners from Sikeston and vicinity will be rolling westward tomorrow, bound for Tulsa, Okla., for a Shrine Ceremonial.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Five returning varsity players, improved foot speed and a new attitude should boost this year's Sikeston girls tennis team into respectability, says Coach Lynne DeWitt. Jessica Felker, last year's No. 2 player, returns to challenge for the top spot on the roster, as does her sister, Jan Felker, Mary K. Levie, Jennifer C. Bledsoe and Bethany Moran. And according to DeWitt, competition between the five will not be a problem.

SIKESTON - Area farmers and Carson Chemical Company in Sikeston are doing their part to recycle plastic liquid pesticide containers. As part of a statewide program, the plastic containers are collected and granulated so they may be recycled into other products.