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Looking Back 5/23

Monday, May 23, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Announcing change of ownership and management of Garrett's Drug Sundries on Highway 61 South, effective May 21, 1945. I wish to announce that I have taken complete charge of this fine, modern drug store and will appreciate an opportunity to serve you at any time. I have changed the name to Collier's Drug Sundries. Betty Collier.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Tomorrow marks the opening of the Chamber of Commerce's Membership Drive. The organization will hold its kickoff meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Mid-Towner Restaurant where membership cards will be given to four teams. The team that gets the most new members will be treated to a steak dinner. To the individual who gets the most points in trying to get new members, a family barbecue grill will be given as a prize.

SIKESTON - Approximately 2,000 attended the 64th annual high school baccalaureate service honoring seniors yesterday at the band shell of the high school.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Planning and Zoning Commission selected a new chairman at Tuesday night's meeting. Terry Jackson will serve as P&Z chairman. Also during the meeting, two new P&Z members, Bill Huff and Gary Schaefer, were introduced to the commission.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The approximately 253 members of the SHS Class of 1995 will received their diplomas marking the end of their high school careers in ceremonies tonight. Presiding over the ceremony will be Frannie Trum, class president. Four students were chosen from among 25 students to be speaker. These will be Justin Lankheit, Katie Felker, Trisha Pelczynski and Jennifer McDowell.

CHARLESTON - Mississippi County Sheriff Larry Turley has ordered the levee roads closed Monday due to the flood conditions and patrols have been set up to enforce the order. "With the river up, we don't want a lot of traffic on the levees because it can compromise their strength, Turley explained in issuing the closure notice. The levee roads were last closed during the 1993 floods.