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Looking Back in Time at May 23

Thursday, May 23, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Hubert Boyer has received from the War Department, a letter stating that his brother, Pvt. Fred Boyer, was serving in the Philippines at the time of its final surrender but that other information is not available.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Angered at his stepfather, C.F. Skinner, 927 Lake St., Kenneth Long, 18, is alleged by the city police to have set the Skinner home on fire Saturday night and then gone to Lake Wappapello for a swim, returning to Sikeston about 1 p.m. Sunday. He was picked up by Sgt. Johnnie Taylor on orders of Chief of Police Arthur Bruce. After extensive questioning, Skinner admitted he set the fire because he was "mad at his stepfather," Bruce said.

20 years ago

DEXTER - Dexter High School graduation is scheduled for 8 p.m. May 27 in the high school gymnasium. Speakers for the commencement will be the class valedictorian, Jay Nugent; and salutatorian, Kevin Smith. The Rev. Frank Hellman will address the 154 graduates, their parents and friends at the baccalaureate service at 8 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium.

10 years ago

NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Central High School will conduct graduation exercises for its 145 member senior class at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the NMCC gymnasium. This year's ceremonies will include comments by the senior class president and the valedictorian.

SIKESTON - Matt Marshall scored the winning run in the sixth inning and Lewis Furniture slipped past Mercantile bank, 5-4. Lewis had seven hits - Ben Askew, Brent Pearson, Marshall, Chris Sanders, Nathan Banker, Matt Shelton and Jarrod Hale each had one. Jody Polley, Jon Nelson and Tommy Foote had two apiece for Mercantile.