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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Looking Back in Time at May 21

Tuesday, May 21, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mrs. Fred Cooley entertained for her daughter, Goldie Jean, Saturday night in honor of her birth anniversary.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Three veterans of the teaching profession, who are retiring from active duty this year after having built up between them 118 years of educational service to the youth of Missouri, were honored guests at a recognition dinner served at the Rustic Rock Inn Friday night and sponsored by the Community Teachers Association of Chaffee. They were: Fred Lewallen, superintendent of the Chaffee schools for the past 27 years with 45 years of teaching; Mrs. Fred Lewallen, who has taught for the past 35 years; and Mrs. May Singleton, whose teaching record goes back 42 years. The three are retiring with the close of school this year.

20 years ago

PORTAGEVILLE - There will be 78 seniors graduated by Portageville High School at 8 p.m. May 27 in the high school gymnasium. Speaking will be the class valedictorian and salutatorian who have not been announced; Rita Alsobrook, class president; the Rev. Chris Clement; and the Rev. David W. Richardson.

10 years ago

NEW MADRID - The city's new administrator attended his first City Council meeting Monday evening and following council action, today becomes his first official day at the city's helm. Fergie Hunter, who was named city administrator at the May 4 council meeting, will be busy his first day in office.

EAST PRAIRIE - The R-2 School District will have a summer reading program for students in grades one through three following action taken in a special work session by the Board of Education.