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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Looking Back 5/19

Friday, May 19, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - A class of 60 high school students graduated from Sikeston High School and will attend commencement exercises to be held May 27 in the high school auditorium.

40 years ago

MATTHEWS - The top two students at Matthews R-V High School are Miss Diane Bratton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Bratton, and Alan Hartlein, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Hartlein. Miss Bratton is the valedictorian.

SIKESTON - The Travelers, a folk singing group of high school students, won first place in the Junior Women's Club first talent and variety show held at 8 p.m. last night at the Junior High School auditorium.

20 years ago

NEW MADRID - A flooding problem caused by recent heavy rains was the primary topic at the Monday evening meeting at the City Council. Bill Glaus, who had several inches of water in his home, requested the city review the drainage sewer situation in front of his home at 601 St. Peters St.

SIKESTON - Sikeston will be the first area to receive direct benefits from Hands Across America's food distribution, according to an announcement made during a Monday afternoon press conference at the Chamber of Commerce office. The distribution of food supply items to victims of last week's storm-ravaged area is slated to begin at 10 a.m. at the Chamber office Wednesday. Seventeen tons of supplies will be available.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Jessica HeiRonimus and Kelly Moss, juniors at Sikeston Senior High School, were chosen by the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary to attend Missouri Girls State. It will be held at William Woods University in Fulton through the week of June 16-20.

SIKESTON - There will be little time for Jennifer Cowan and Jill Schetter to sit back and relax. The two Southeast Missouri State University grads, students in the university's dietetics program, have been selected for internships in Illinois and Tennessee.