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Looking back 5/11

Thursday, May 11, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - The Superior Stationary Co., a recently organized business firm, announced through its business manager, Howard Handwerker, that it is open for business.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Postmaster Pleas M. Malcolm today urged citizens who have funds in deposit in the abolished Postal Savings Plan System to convert their holdings into U.S. Savings Bonds.

SIKESTON - Ed Carson, who for the past six years has acted as the instrumental music director in the Sikeston Junior High and Elementary Schools, has accepted a position with North Junior High School in Kirkwood, located in St. Louis County, for a year.

20 years ago

NEW MADRID - Arriving much the way naturalist James Audubon did to Missouri in the late 1800's, the Birmingham, Ala., Audubon society visited New Madrid last week, arriving by river barge. Two groups of approximately 40 persons each came to the city to tour the New Madrid Historical Museum and the Hunter Dawson State Historical Site, in addition to doing some searching for birds.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Squiggles and Wiggles have something very important to say to children: never get into a car with a stranger and leave guns along. The puppets, part of the puppet ministry at The Powerhouse of God, will make an appearance at the Kindergarten Center to talk to students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Program.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston-based committee, Mothers Against Violence in Schools, recently received their charter certificate from the state of Missouri. Members are: Joanna Blue, treasurer; Anna King, secretary; Becky Dukes, vice president; and Janie Dukes, president.