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Looking Back 6/5

Sunday, June 5, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Lt. A.F. Lindsay Jr. and bride, who have been guests of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Lindsay, and his sister, Mrs. F.A. Bell, have gone to San Diego, Calif, where the former will receive further training with the Navy.

SIKESTON - Thatcher Scism, who has been employed by the Southeast Missouri Health Service here for the past several years, has been employed as secretary-treasurer of the Sikeston Production Credit Association and will assume his new position when he can be released from the FSA-sponsored agency.

40 years ago

MATTHEWS - The new Christ Lutheran Church building will be dedicated Sunday with the Rev. Harold Belsheim, pastor of Concordia Lutheran Church, as pastor. The building has a seating capacity of 150, Sunday school rooms and a large meeting room with an adjoining kitchen.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Retiring teachers from the Sikeston Public School System include Ermadean Watson, who has been teaching 34 years; Violet Jones, 25 years; Bob Rosenquist, 28 years; Loyd Snider, 14 years; Gordon Beaver, 30 years; and Ed Watson.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Public Library dedicated its recently expanded and renovated facility Sunday. More than 200 people attended the ceremony, which recognized its many supporters. Secretary of State Rebecca M. Cook was among dignitaries present at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Alice Jackson is the library director.

MATTHEWS - The 1995 Big Prairie Jaycee Scholarship was awarded to Andrea Faulkner by Jerry Lathum, a member of the organization. Faulkner was selected based on scholastic achievement and through a group interview by the scholarship committee.

SIKESTON - Priscilla Hornby, LCSW, director of social services at Missouri Delta Medical Center, has been appointed to the Advisory Committee for Licensed Social Workers for the state of Missouri. Hornby has been director of social services at MDMC for the past eight years.