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Looking Back in Time at June 26

Wednesday, June 26, 2002

SIKESTON - W.E. Hemington was elected president of the Lions Club Tuesday. He succeeds Charles Dement.

SIKESTON - New vocational and college preparatory educational opportunities will be available in the Sikeston community, according to plans recently approved by the board of education. The announcement was made today by Superintendent Lynn Twitty.

SIKESTON - Seasonal employment and persons who have exhausted their benefits were credited for much of the decrease in jobless benefits paid in the four-county area during May. Employment Security Office Manager DeWitt Lambert reported May 1982 benefits paid as $620,911, compared to $941,332 in April.

SIKESTON - Scott County Clerk Bob Kielhofner has announced the hearing dates for the Board of Equalization. Persons with questions or complaints can meet with the board next month.

MERIDIAN, Miss. - Navy Seaman Recruit James E. Dodd, son of Gene E. and Effie W Dodd of Bell City, Mo., recently graduated from Basic Ship's Serviceman School. The 1991 graduate of Bell City High School joined the Navy in July 1991.

SIKESTON - The combines moving through Southeast Missouri wheat fields like giant beasts, swallowing the grain and spitting out the straw, should be well satisfied. The 1992 wheat crop is the best in years.

SIKESTON - In league action, Leslie Evans had two home runs when AmeriFirst beat the Elks Lodge, 30-7.