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Looking Back 6/16

Sunday, June 16, 2002

60 years ago

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bowman and son, Lee Austin, left Thursday to attend the graduation of their older son, John Webb Bowman from the U.S. Naval Academy.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Lee Austin Bowman, chairman of the Congressional Action Committee of the Chamber of Commerce, has sent out letters to businessmen. The letters urge that they attend the meeting of the Southeast Missouri round table at Cyrus Restaurant.

20 years ago

NEW MADRID - Noranda Aluminum blamed current market conditions for a planned layoff of 109 hourly workers. The production slowdown will amount to about one quarter of plant capacity. It is expected to be temporary.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The smiles on the children's faces told the story - and not simply because it was the last day of school before summer vacation. It was a field day at New Dawn State School. The SEMO Sky Dive Club dropped by with a demonstration on the finer points of falling 3,500 feet out of an airplane. Club members Ralph Bailey, Stan Hubbard and Mark McMillion obliged, tumbling out of an airplane before floating gracefully above the school and landing amid cheers, hugs and shrieks of "Wow!"