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Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Looking back 4/20

Thursday, April 20, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - At the Rex Theatre tomorrow, "Louisiana Hayride" featuring Judy Canova, plus "Swing Fever" with Kay Kyser.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Phil Waldman Jr. has been elected general chairman of the Masonic Bar-B-Que at the Masonic Temple May 19. This will be Waldman's second year as general chairman.

SIKESTON - Fellowship Baptist Church will dedicated its educational building this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Morton Ross of Jefferson City, an associate of the office of missions, will deliver the dedication.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Hense Winchester was elected as the new Sikeston Development Council president Monday night. Also elected at the council's meeting were Danny Lape, vice president, and Troy Wilson, treasurer.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Local volunteers can stand tall as they will be among honorees listed in the April 19-21 issue of the USA Weekend for their participation in last year's Make A Difference Day. The fifth annual Make A Difference Day, Oct. 28, 1995, was sponsored by USA Weekend an its carrier newspaper, including locally the Standard-Democrat. The event is in partnership with The Points of Light Foundation and its network of 501 Volunteer Centers. Local activities included: canned food drives, donations to the local animal shelter, a charity walk fund raiser for the Kenny Rogers Cerebral Palsy Center, Jaycees Haunted Hayride for the DARE program and local beautification projects.

BENTON - Scott and New Madrid County infant immunizations have taken a significant turn for the better, report county health departments. "We are now up to an 83 percent infant immunization rate in Scott County," said Jeanne Stalker, RN community health nurse at Scott County Health Department.