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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Looking Back 5/25

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Divola's Flowers Shop is now open for business at 109 N. Kingshighway, former location of Gilbert's Cafe.

40 years ago

MATTHEWS - Miss Mary Ann Gruen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Gruen Route Three, is valedictorian of the class of 1965 of Matthews R-5 High School. Paul Roberts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leelon Roberts of Rockford, Ill., is salutatorian.

SIKESTON - The public library will have a guided activities summer program coordinated with the school program. The program will be conducted for six weeks beginning Tuesday. Mrs. Evelyn Barnett is the director.

20 years ago

ST. LOUIS - Sikeston right-hander Mike Witt, pitching against an Oakville team that blasted 72 extra base hits in 22 games, managed to direct most of the show at his fielders. Instead, Witt fell victim to Texas leaguers. The loss ended 4A District 1 championship Sikeston's season. The Dogs wind up 13


10 years ago

SIKESTON - A new computer system at the Sikeston Public Library is drawing attention from patrons entering the newly expanded facility. The system, which is now in operation on a limited basis, is already getting plenty of use, according to Sue Tangeman, acting library director. Former Sikeston resident Imogene Albritton Mayer donated the computers and a unique octagonal table on which the computers sit.

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SIKESTON - Aaron Horrell won "Best of Show" for his entry "Watch Out, Your Next" in the Sikeston Art Leagues' 11th Annual Judged Art Show. The People's Choice Award went to Dorothy Broderick for "In the Stillness." In the watercolor category, Dessie Gross took first place for "Entrance to Mary T's" while Ann Schuchart won second place for her entry "Porch Patterns" and third place went to Helen McLeod for "Hollyhocks." Bea Rolwing won the mixed media category with her untitled entry and in the oil competition, Herb Wickham won first place for "The Glen's End."