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Looking back 5/12

Friday, May 12, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - William A. Bess is announcing the opening of the Bess Drapery Shop on Highway 61 South.

40 years ago

CHARLESTON - Thurman Propst of Sedgewickville has been named the "third person" and chairman of a board of arbitration which will meet Saturday to consider the boundary dispute between Charleston and East Prairie school districts.

LILBOURN - Lilbourn High School will hold its 22nd annual spring concert presented by the music department tonight at 8 p.m. in the gymnasium. Baccalaureate services for the Lilbourn High School graduating class will be held at the high school auditorium Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. "The Lord's Prayer" will be included in the program.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The 85th commencement exercise for Sikeston Senior High School has been scheduled for 7 p.m. June 3 in the Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. Diplomas will be awarded to 275 graduating seniors.

SIKESTON - About 40 people attended the Monday night meeting of Progressive Sikeston Inc. Kendall Sikes, one of the organizers, said work is progressing on plans for a flower garden in the vacant lot at the corner of Kingshighway and Front Street.

10 years ago

VANDUSER - Ten years ago this past Saturday, the community of Vanduser encountered a disastrous tornado that ripped the town apart. Local residents enjoyed games, food and fun during the 10th Annual Survivors Day celebration held Saturday in remembrance of the disaster.

SIKESTON - In recognition of high blood pressure month, Ameritech and the Bureau of Chronic Disease Control will co-sponsor a hypertension awareness basketball game. "The Best vs. the Best" in the Bootheel is scheduled for 3 p.m. May 25 at the Sikeston Field House. Admission is knowledge of blood pressure norms or participating in a blood pressure screening.