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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back 11/16

Sunday, November 16, 2003

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Charles Richard "Buddy" Waters, a hospital apprentice with the U.S. Navy, has been transferred from Farragut, Idaho, to Mare Island, Calif.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Frederick W. Huff, director of the library services for the Sikeston Public Schools, is the new vice president and president-elect of the Missouri Association of School Librarians. He was advanced to this office from that of treasurer.

20 years ago

ORAN - Ed Ulmer began work with the Oran Police Department Sept. 16 and began police school Nov. 7. The basic 120-hour law enforcement course is being held at the Cape Girardeau Police Department and will last for three weeks. He previously was an officer for the Morley Police Department.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Gov. Mel Carnahan will be the principal speaker for the Farmer's Recognition Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Banquets Beyond the Bay. Sixteen farm families will be recognized. The honorees include: Scott County - Kelly Campbell, David Bollinger, David Herbst and Edward Dement; Stoddard County - Russ Lanpher, Tony Jenkins and Bob Hardin; New Madrid County- E.P. Priggel, Bill Fortner, Tommy McCoy and Herman Priggel; and Mississippi County - Brad Hequembourg, Lindsay Goodin, Marty Hutcheson and John Story.

"Better Schools Shape Better Tomorrows" is the theme for American Education Week, which kicks off next week. Senate Bill 380, which was created this summer, will provide additional dollars to education statewide. "Although we have not seen any new dollars this year, we do know that it's on the horizon," said Dr. Ruth Ann Roberts, director of elementary education.