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Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

Looking Back 1/31

Friday, January 31, 2003

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Murray Phillips, Sikeston chairman of the United Service Organization Inc., announced today plans which he expressed hope would culminate in the location here of a USO center for service men.

40 years ago

CHARLESTON - The development of a 33-acre subdivision is now in the final states on North Main Road in Charleston, according to L.D. Davis, manager of the East Prairie Lumber Company.

CHARLESTON - George Roberts, member of the Charleston High School faculty for the past 15 years, has accepted the position of office manager of the ACS in Mississippi County.

20 years ago

BENTON - A 16-unit senior citizens housing project has been completed and is ready for occupancy. The project, located on Amity Street, will be open to the public from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Persons will be available at that time to take applications and give tours. The senior citizen housing project includes one-bedroom units with a living room, kitchen and bath. Two of the units are designed to serve handicapped persons.

10 years ago

Jan. 31, 1993

MORLEY - The talk must have done its job. With 3:59 to go in the first quarter Tuesday, Scott County Central coach Ronnie Cookson called time out. Down 14-9 to East Prairie, it could only help. The final score was a 94-61 win over East Prairie.

ESSEX - Since 1972, Jim Lawrence has gone above and beyond the call of duty as superintendent of Richland Schools. Lawrence admits he will miss the education field, it has been a part of him for 30 1/2 years. Besides being superintendent, he has been a teacher and principal. Leaving has not been something the retiring educator has done on a whim.