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Looking Back in Time at Aug. 22

Thursday, August 22, 2002

SIKESTON - Mrs. Garwood Sharp entertained a group of children at a party Wednesday afternoon at her home in honor of the fourth birth anniversary of her son, Harry.

BENTON - Miss Darlene Schwartz of Benton was crowned Farm Bureau Queen here Saturday before a crowd of more than 450 persons - and Farm Bureau members - to succeed Miss Patsy McWilliams of Sikeston. First alternate to Miss Schwartz was Miss Anita Kay Brands of Oran.

SIKESTON - The City Council met in special session Tuesday afternoon to discuss purchase of an ultra-low volume aerosol generator for mosquito control, replacing the old unit which was destroyed by fire.

SIKESTON - Bill Lawson, 34, has been named to replace Fred Glover as juvenile officer in the 33rd Judicial District which encompasses Scott and Mississippi counties.

BENTON - Ron Holiday won the first sprint feature of his career Saturday in a rare visit to Missouri International Racepark.

SIKESTON - Clubs and organizations are vital to every community and a local group, which provides needs to the Sikeston community, is taking time to celebrate the national chapter's 75th anniversary. The Altrusa Club was established in 1917 as a national organization for women committed to service and personal growth. The local Altrusa Club has been in Sikeston since 1978 and currently has 25 members. The club's service projects focus on everything from helping the elderly to teaching illiterate adults to read.