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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back 5/4

Wednesday, May 4, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Construction was started Monday on a building at Harvey Parks Airport to serve as a storage warehouse for airplane parts, which will be sold here in a manner similar to the present sale of surplus aircraft. The building being construction of concrete blocks will be 800 feet long by 125 feet wide.

40 years ago

CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Catron man was sentenced to five years in federal prison Monday at Cape Girardeau for selling counterfeit $10 bills. Federal Judge Roy W. Harper passed sentence on Samuel Ray Eaton, 34, as the May term of the United States District Court opened here. Eaton had pleaded guilty to the charge contained in the one-count indictment before Judge Harper at his arraignment on March 27.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Department of Public Safety will soon resume operation of its Sobriety Checkpoints Program in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Public Safety. The program includes a series of roadside checkpoints for the purpose of identifying and apprehending drunken drivers. The checkpoints will be held in various high accident locations throughout the city.

10 years ago

MATTHEWS - Matthews Elementary School announced their Citizens of the Month recently. They are Joshua Wilson, kindergarten, Andy Gantner, first grade; Brittany Guevara, second grade; Clarence Howard, third grade; Tara Williams, fourth grade; Marie Carlisle, fifth grade; Jennifer Fowler, sixth grade, Tiffany Ling, seventh grade; and Heather Day, eighth grade.

EAST PRAIRIE - Mississippi County's Retired Senior Volunteer Program continues to flourish, now boasting 322 members strong. Some 48,640 hours of service were provided by volunteers in the past 12 months. Approximately 125 members attended the Annual Recognition and Awards Banquet at the Church of God Family Life Center in East Prairie. Each volunteer received a certificate and an "apple" volunteer lapel pin from Shirley Allen, local director. Recognized and given a special bouquet was the oldest, active volunteer, 99-

year-old Essie Taylor.