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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back In Time

Friday, February 22, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Robert Mow announced he is retiring from the grocery business after 19 years. Mow has been running the H&H Grocery Store. He said he will concentrate on his farming operation.

LaFORGE - Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gunn and their daughter moved here from Matthews Sunday.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Dr. T.C. McClure left for Chicago to start a six-week course on technical surgery. He will be studying at Cook County Hospital.

20 years ago

CHAFFEE - Pro Life Rural Missourians recently tested a proposed boycott of Cape Girardeau businesses. The group wants the Cape City Council to outlaw an abortion clinic. More than 75 percent of the people contacted during a survey said they would support the boycott.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Jamie Bailey, a 6-year-old from East Prairie, and her kindergarten class gave a donation of $305.85 to the 1992 Kenny Rogers Cerebral Palsy Center's Telethon. Local co-host Melody Hutson and Jay Thomas spoke with Jamie about how she collected the money.

SIKESTON - Doesn't the idea of spending $43 to get more than $40 value in return sound appealing? That's exactly what Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts throughout the area are offering as a means of supporting their activities and the annual Scout-O-Rama. The later event, which showcases scouts' skills and activities, is scheduled for March 21 at the Kingsway Mall.

SIKESTON - Ruth Ann Roberts accepted a $2,000 donation from Vicki Wilson of the American Legion Auxiliary. The money will be used to purchase library books for the elementary schools.