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Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Looking Back In Time

Wednesday, February 27, 2002

60 years ago

POPLAR BLUFF - Mrs. Arden Ellise is reported in satisfactory condition in Lucy Lee Hospital. She was transported from Sikeston by ambulance. She is being treated for acute nephritis.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Kenneth L. Dement will be associated with the law offices of John D. Hux. Dement graduated from Sikeston High School in 1951, got a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau and his LLB from Washington University in St. Louis in 1961.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Mayor Steve Sikes has designated Feb. 21-27 as Engineers' Week in Sikeston.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Faced with rejection by the city's Park Board, a proposal to move the Springfest carnival to the Fourth of July activities at the Sports Complex has effectively been defeated. The matter was discussed by the city council Wednesday.

MOREHOUSE - The phone rang Jan. 28, but when Shirley Greer picked it up, no one was on the other end. It rang again. Her daughter, Polly Ann Buis, was calling from Clay City, Ind. Greer and her daughter spoke, hesitantly, for the first time. The telephone connection joined mother and daughter for the first time since Polly Ann was three days old. This was nearly 25 years ago in Martinsville, Ind. "I gave her up at birth," Greer explained. Greer was divorced when Polly was born. "I had strict parents, no money and no place to take her. I had to." Mother and daughter met for a family reunion Feb. 7 in Clay City, Ind.