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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back 4/22

Sunday, April 22, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - An estimated 45,000 homes in Southeast Missouri will be sprayed with DDT during 1947, according to Monroe Rhodes, health educator.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Nearing the climax of the three-day district Rotary conferences here last night, 350 Rotarians were on hand at the senior high school cafeteria to hear an address by Claud Sith, personal representative of the International Rotary president, Richard Evans.

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SIKESTON - Construction progress on the new 90-bed wing to the Missouri Delta Community Hospital, now 30 percent complete, was found to be very satisfactory by a group of state inspectors last week, Harold Jones, administrator said.

20 years ago

NEW MADRID - Residents of the New Madrid County R-1 and Portageville School Districts will not know until June the fate of their districts. An arbitration hearing has been requested to decide the boundary lines of the two districts after a vote April 7 was split on the issue.

SIKESTON - The Larry McClarty family has been invited to attend a special picnic with Gov. Ashcroft's family in observance of Missouri Family Week.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - On Saturday, the Sikeston community will pay tribute to Sue Marble for the countless ways she has made a difference in this town. She will be the guest of honor at a reception slated for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cornerstone Baptist Church.

NEW MADRID - Work crews undertook the task of removing a wall from the old Higgerson School building. The damaged wall was removed in preparation for relocating the former one-room schoolhouse to a site on Mill and Main Streets. The effort is under way to restore the structure for use as a museum.