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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back 6/2

Thursday, June 2, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mrs. C.D. Matthews Jr. entertained with a luncheon at her home on North Street today in honor of Miss Eleanor Harty, a prospective bride.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Sam Harbin, principal of Sikeston Middle School, has been appointed assistant vice president of the Bank of Sikeston effective July 1. He has been an administrator in the public school system for seven years and active in civic affairs.

BELL CITY - Supt. Forrest Jackson announced today the federal project Head Start program for Bell City has been approved and 15 more preschool children can be enrolled. The school will open June 14 and continue for eight weeks.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Over 200 swimmers flocked to the Sikeston Jaycee Swimming Pool, which opened to the public Saturday, to avoid the 90-degree temperatures the city experienced.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 3319 Ladies Auxiliary donated $147 to the Kenny Rogers United Cerebral Palsy Center this week. The money was proceeds of a bake sale which was held May 11. Pat Duncan, auxiliary president, and Velma Hoelscher, auxiliary CP chairman, presented the check to John Chadd, CP Center director.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Brownie Troop 341 received their Catholic Family of God medals from Bishop John Leibrecht of the Springfield Dioceses at St. Vincent Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau. Earning the medals were Lauren Leible, Kasey Welker, Katy Turpin, Courtney Sorrells, Rouchen DeLisle and Katie Porter.

BERTRAND - The congregation of the Faith Christian Fellowship is celebrating its eighth anniversary and homecoming Sunday. Guest speaker for the worship services will be the Rev. Wendell Shaw of Orange Park, Fla., with Rob Osborne scheduled as guest soloist. Afternoon activities will include a potluck dinner and a video presentation of the missionary work by Roland and Carolyn Ashby. Ben Tippett is pastor of the church.