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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Looking Back 3/25

Tuesday, March 26, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Plans of City Drug to move from its present quarters and tentative arrangements to convert the vacated quarters in the J.P. Kirby building on 136 E. front St. into a bowling alley were announced Thursday.

40 years ago

ST. LOUIS - James H. Meredith, formerly of Portageville, will be sworn in as a federal judge in St. Louis Monday afternoon. The ceremony will be held at 1:30 in the chambers of Judge Harper in the Federal Court Building. Mr. Meredith was active in Southeast Missouri before moving to St. Louis.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Four men have been elected to three-year terms on the board of directors for the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce. The new board members are Norman Lambert, Lambert's Cafe; Steve Sikes, Sikes Sporting Goods; Howard Gipson, Gipson Construction Co.; and Lee Stallings, Home Savings of America.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - While many University of Missouri-Columbia students are spending spring break basking in the Florida sun, others are in Sikeston this week hammering and painting walls and repairing broken windows. Although it may not sound like a dream vacation, the 16 students, members of a group called Habitat for Humanity, said they feel good about joining efforts with local volunteers to renovate the Citizens' Home Mission Outreach Center.

CHARLESTON - Two Charleston residents were honored Tuesday evening for their service to their community. Norbert Halter was named Charleston's Man of the Year during the Chamber of Commerce-Lions Club annual Man of the Year Banquet. The Charleston Lions Club named Stanley H. Jones as Lion of the Year.