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Looking Back 3/13

Sunday, March 13, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Sikeston General Hospital: Mrs. Early Lambert, Sikeston, Route 3, entered March 4 and a baby boy was born to her on the fifth. Mrs. Cecil Roberts, Sikeston Route 1, entered on March 4 and a son was born on the following day.

40 years ago

MOREHOUSE - The Board of Education of Morehouse Public Schools, at its last regular meeting, selected Harold Ralph, a former Morehouse teacher, to be superintendent of schools in the Morehouse School System for the coming year. He will replace H.L. Jackson, who is retiring.

20 years ago

DEXTER - A new surgeon has joined the staff of the Dexter Memorial Hospital. Dr. Noel Villanueva, a native of the Philippines, was previously in Oelwein, Iowa. His practice will include general surgery, orthopedics, gynecology and vascular surgery.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Daughters of Sunset became a household name in the community of Sunset. The 15-member group has done a lot for its citizens. Every year the organization sponsors a recognition banquet for outstanding citizens and provides monetary assistance to families in need. Also valued are the scholarships awarded annually to students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to receive a college degree. Since the organization's inception in 1984, 22 scholarships have been given. The group will honor its 11th birthday on March 19.

COLUMBIA - In the racehorse game that took place in the consolidation bracket of the Class 4A boys state Final Four Saturday, it was the torrid pace, not the final kick that determined the winner. Kansas City's Central Blue Eagles beat the Bulldogs 68-66 on a tip-in with 2 seconds remaining.