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Looking back 11/17

Sunday, November 17, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - The Rev. J.W. Hoffert, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, announced a list of persons who contributed a total of more than $1,000 to a church fund permitting the purchase of a parsonage at 720 Taylor St.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - McMullin 4-H Club met Nov. 5 and observed a candle lighting ceremony to install new officers for the 1963 club year. Those installed were: John Robert Lee, president; Gary Kindred, vice president; Linda Byrd, song leader; and Joe Schuchart, recreation leader.

20 years ago

ORAN - The Oran class of 1957 recently held a class reunion at Robert's Banquet Hall in Benton. Those attending were: Agnes Asmus Landewee of Oran, Geneva Busby Carroll of Florissant, Cleda Curtis and Linda Bollinger Harper of Sikeston, Margaret Glasscock Webster of Oran, Loretta Schoen Ross of St. Louis, Pat Amrhein Scherer of Nashville, Tenn., Linda Crader Mack of Benton, Jerry Ray Smith of Sikeston, Julius Garner of Longwood, Fla., Tommy Speakman of Sikeston, Benny Bollinger of Cape Girardeau, James Westrich of Oran, Kenneth McCoy of Peculiar, John Frank Harper of Sikeston, John McCallister of Gordonville and Billy D. Mansell of Cape Girardeau.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Sikeston Public Schools begin activities for "American Education Week" on Monday. This year's theme is "America's schools: Take a New Look." Activities at Southeast Elementary School will include inviting different readers to the facility to read to the students.

SIKESTON - John Masterson was recently named the winner of a VCR given away during Sikeston Motor Company's 3-day Sale-A-Thon.