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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Looking Back 9/16

Friday, September 16, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Sam Graham has announced the appointment of Miss Lucille Gary as instructor at his academy of beauty culture.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The goal of $68,000 for the mental retardation site is expected to be reached Saturday, according to co-chairmen Dr. Wendell Weathers and Earl Jarvis. The contributions have reached $50,855 today.

LILBOURN - Twelve schools and colleges have been invited to participate in the third annual College Day program at the High School Oct. 12 at 1:30 p.m.

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DEXTER - The Stoddard County Fair has opened for a six-day run.

20 years ago

SIKESTON -The Eagle Program for gifted children in the Sikeston Elementary Schools is in a new location this year. The program is using the second floor of the Bailey Building on the grounds of the former middle school facility.

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NEW MADRID - Royalty and parades will highlight the 26th Annual New Madrid American Legion Brown Twitty Post 595's Fall Festival, which opens today and continues through Saturday.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Lisa, a 1-year-old elephant from Kenya, toured the Sikeston Kindergarten Center and greeted the youngsters on Thursday. Lisa is under the guardianship of the King Royal Circus, which will visit Sikeston on Sept. 23 and will locate next to Shoney's. Sponsored by the Sikeston Lion's Club, the circus will offer shows at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

NEW MADRID - A field trip for all the students in the fourth and fifth grade in the New Madrid County R-1 School District on a Mississippi excursion boat is scheduled for later this month. The 1 1/2 hour ride aboard the boat will be paid for by the district. Dr. Mike Barnes, superintendent, explained he and the faculty believed this would be a "once- in -a- lifetime experience for many of the students."