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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Looking back 7/1

Thursday, July 1, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Miss Ruth Stuwe left Monday for Springfield, where she will take an eight-week course in telegraphy, following which she will be assigned to an office of the Western Union Telegraph Co.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - "Missouri is on the threshold of an exciting, prosperous future," Gov. John M. Dalton told Lions and Rotary clubs and representatives of the Kiwanis and Chamber of Commerce Tuesday night. He predicted the future is bright for the state.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Daily Standard Calendar Girl Traci Jackson is the 18-year-old daughter of Joe and Kathy Jackson. She is a 1984 graduate of Sikeston High School and plans to attend college at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield this fall, where she will major in accounting. She was a finalist in the Miss Sikeston Contest.

SIKESTON - The local chapter of the NAACP will conduct a membership drive this month, according to Francis Blissett, president. She said that a goal of 100 new members has been set.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - A group from the SEMO Care Center recently went fishing at the Sikeston Sports Complex. Six residents enjoyed the outing to the park with Frankie Hicks, activity director; Shirley Rucker, RNA; and Mary Hays, SS. Marion Carter received a trophy for catching eight fish.

CHARLESTON - Lesleigh Brown, a 1994 graduate of Charleston High School, has accepted a full tuition Trustee's Scholarship to attend Missouri Baptist College in St. Louis, where she will pursue a career in chemistry.