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Looking back 5/16

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Dr. Alexander Russell took a master's degree in obstetrics and gynecology last Wednesday at St. Louis University.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The initial stage of the Mid-Towner Village on East Malone Avenue has been completed. It was announced today that the last two spaces have been leased for "The Classic," a ladies' apparel shop, and a "P.N. Hirsch Junior Department Store." The women's clothing store is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Norman Faulkner and will by operated by Mrs. Faulkner. Opening date is set for the week of July 4. It will employ five people. P.N. Hirsch is scheduled to open during August and will employ 16 people.

BENTON - Crop losses in the Bootheel with present indications are expected to be great unless rainfall ceases immediately. The damage in sections of Scott, New Madrid and Mississippi counties is still a question mark. Major portions of these areas have but 12 days to plant corn or cotton. After that, it will be too late for the crops to reach maturity.

20 years ago

VANDUSER - Thursday's tornadoes and rain storms lingered in the Scott County area for about six hours before moving northeasterly, resulting in two deaths, numerous injuries and an unestimated amount of property damage. Perhaps the heaviest damage in terms of lives and property occurred in the Vanduser area. Apparently, a separate tornado struck Vanduser with no warning. More than 100 homes in the Sikeston area were also destroyed.

SIKESTON - Missouri Delta Community Hospital treated 19 people for storm related injuries Thursday night and early today.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Emergency Medical Service Week will be observed May 19-25 and local EMTs are using this as an opportunity to educate others about the services they perform. In Sikeston and the surrounding area, EMTs respond to more than 300 calls a month.