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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Looking Back in Time at June 4

Tuesday, June 4, 2002

VICTORIA, Mexico - George Albert "Bullet" Russell of Charleston was bruised and shaken up, but alive, after an army bomber crashed near here. The pilot and co-pilot were killed.

SIKESTON - Janice Simmons has resigned her position as secretary to attorney Robert Dempster to accept a position at Harvey Parks Airport. She will be succeeded by Kay Sutton.

SIKESTON - A freight car loaded with Mazola oils and syrups was rifled, according to J.E. Robinson, agent for the Missouri Pacific Railway.

SIKESTON - Cadette Girl Scout Troop 79 earned top honors in scouting by claiming the First Class Award. Leader Pat David said the troop won the award with "hard work, comradeship and a lot of good fun." Members of the troop are: Cathy David, Juanita Smith, Julie Lambert, Jan Fulton, Lori Shoup, Jean Fulton, Susan Kindle, Kathy Wyner, Kathy Hanna, Stephanie Steward, Gloria Mayfield, Lisa Lane, Patti Muench and Sheila Mitchell.

SIKESTON - Heidi Dodson, who obtained a 4.0 throughout her high school career was named valedictorian and Samuel Hunter was named as salutatorian of the 1992 graduating class of 251 Sikeston High School seniors at the 91st Annual Commencement. The graduates threw their caps into the air as the last of the graduates received their diplomas at the Sikeston Public School Stadium.

SIKESTON - Sikeston standout athletes Scott Collins and Tina Collins recently signed letters of intent to attend college. Scott will play basketball at Embry Riddle Aeronautics University in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Tina will play volleyball and basketball at Jefferson College in Hillsboro.