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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Looking Back 12-23

Monday, December 24, 2001

60 years ago

SIKESTON - On Wednesday morning of this week an assembly program was given in the school auditorium. At the beginning of the program, Miss Sarah Ann Mitchell led the entire student body in several Christmas carols. This was followed by an original Christmas play written and directed by William C. Hopkins and presented by members of the senior class.

40 years ago

JEFFERSON CITY - Fred L. Henley, 50, Caruthersville lawyer and former circuit judge is going to be the new chairman of the Highway Commission. Gov. John M. Dalton chose him Wednesday to succeed Leo A. Fisher of St. Louis, who resigned to make way for Dalton's appointee.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The Scott County Women's Club distributed 480 care packages to the elderly at seven nursing homes in the Sikeston area Sunday. The women were passing out these packages for the Salvation Army.

10 years ago

POPLAR BLUFF - A reunion for members of the Three Rivers Community College's first basketball team cheerleading squad and boosters was conducted recently. Four of the original six boosters attended, two of the original four cheerleaders and seven of the original 11 players, including Ben Johnson of Portageville and Bill Morgan of Advance.

PORTAGEVILLE - Hilton Bracey watches with interest the continued changes in central European politics. A recent 10-day visit in Budapest, Hungary, gave him a better understanding of the struggles countries must go through as they emerge from years of communist rule. Bracey visited Budapest to provide input on Hungary's plans for privatizing farm ownership, production, processing and marketing of agricultural products.