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Looking Back 5/17

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Sikeston's Seventh War Loan drive, off to a bad start when the house-to-house canvass was almost rained out last Wednesday afternoon, is gaining momentum every day, Chairman J.O. Knupp reports. To date, a total of $190,000 in actual purchases has been reported. The city's goal is $270,000.

40 years ago

EAST PRAIRIE - The Federal Communications Commission has granted a permit to Raymond Lewis to construct a radio station near East Prairie. The 207-foot tower and station will be located on a five-acre plot about two miles east of the city limits on Route 102 and is scheduled to be completed in December. The new station will operate on 1080 kilocycles on 250 watts during the daytime until 6 p.m. each day. The call letters of the new station will be received at a later date.

20 years ago

May 17, 1985

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Community Choir, under the direction of Gordon Beaver, had its final rehearsal Thursday night in preparation for the annual spring concert. The choir will perform a variety of sacred and contemporary selections. Also featured at the concert will be a group of seven female singers from East Prairie High School, under the direction of Nancy Bird, who is also accompanist for the choir.

NEW MADRID - Hostage Day with events planned to raise funds for the Eastern Missouri Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation is set for Saturday in New Madrid. "Hostages" will be taken beginning at 10 a.m., brought to the KMIS Radio Jail at the corner of Main and Mott streets, and be held until $75 in "bail money can be raised.

10 years ago

MORLEY - Missouri Sen. Peter Kinder, R-Cape Girardeau, presented a senate proclamation to Scott County Central varsity girls basketball coach Semona Penrod and her team recently. The Bravettes finished second in the state.

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NEW MADRID - Personnel changes were announced by New Madrid County R

-1 Superintendent Dr. Mike Barnes in May. Rand Amick will be employed as the principal of Parma Elementary School for the coming year. Ron Jones, who had served in that capacity, is transferring to NMCC High School where he will be assistant principal.