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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Looking Back in Time at June 11

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

SIKESTON - The quarterly conference of the Methodist Church met in a called session at the church Wednesday evening. The conference ordered purchase of property on Harris Avenue, next to the local church, which had been in the hands of the church.

SIKESTON - Mrs. H.M. Kendig, head resident house mother at Lindenwood College in St. Charles, returned home for the summer.

SIKESTON - Graduates from the U.S. Naval Academy on May 25 marked the culmination of four years of intensive academic, physical and professional training for Greg Lester, son of Dr. and Mrs. Larry Lester of Sikeston.

SIKESTON - OK, you've waited a long time for this, the dream has finally become reality. You made it! But now what? That question is facing many recent high school graduates. Even the top students in their classes realize it's going to be tough facing the "real world." But Bradley Medling, a 1993 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School, says he's ready. He has worked hard to get where he is. Medling declared he would be valedictorian of his own class - which he was this year. "It's something I'd been working for for a long time," he said. Clarissa Zellars has no problems expressing her feelings about being a graduate of Charleston High School. "It's wonderful, it's what I've worked for." Yet not everyone takes advantage of a free education, many students drop out of high school. "It's disheartening on my part to see people who don't take advantage of their education," said Catherine Sikes, the 1993 valedictorian of Sikeston High School.