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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Looking Back 3/8

Tuesday, March 8, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Houck Mitchell and daughter left Thursday for Jefferson City, where they will make their home. Mitchell, manager of the U.S. Employment Office here, has been transferred to the Jefferson City office as labor recruiting specialist.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Public Schools were co-sponsors of a Regional Reading Workshop, with the Science Research Associates of Chicago, Ill., Saturday at the Senior High School. The workshop brought out more than 400 teachers in elementary school in grades 1-9 from Missouri and neighboring states.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The Lions Club sponsored its annual Chili Day Wednesday at the Sikeston National Guard Armory. According to Bob McGregor, a member of the club, 1,175 people were served. "This is one of the best turnouts that the Lions' Chili Day has had," McGregor said. Proceeds go to the Heritage House, Lions Club Eye Program in Sikeston and leader dogs for the blind.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Cindy Nelson, interior designer and consultant on the renovations of the Sikeston Public Library, spent time picking out colors for the interior Monday with Alice Jackson, library director. The project is expected to be completed by the end of April with the grand opening and dedication ceremonies scheduled for the first of June.

EAST PRAIRIE - Attendance at Monday evening's Chamber of Commerce meeting was very encouraging, leading those present to believe revitalization of the organization can become a reality in short order. The importance of a viable chamber was stressed throughout the dinner meeting attended by some 25 business owners and interested citizens.