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Looking Back 12/23

Friday, December 23, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Seaman Phil Waldman, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Waldman, is serving with the Navy in Panama. He expects to be transferred to sea duty in the Atlantic.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Bill Corrigan, treasurer of the Scott County Tuberculosis Association, reported today that Christmas Seal sales have mounted to $1,818.90. He urged anyone wanting to contribute to mail a check payable to Post Office Box 304 or bring the contribution to the Bank of Sikeston.

SIKESTON - Lynn Twitty, superintendent of Sikeston Public Schools, announced today that the school system has received $218,877 in state aid for the second payment of the school year. All Scott County school district received a total of $422,160.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Again some voters in the New Madrid County R-1 School District will have the opportunity to decide whether to form their own school district. The Missouri Department of Education, acting on a petition primarily from residents of Portageville, has completed the outline of a proposed school district within the R-1 district. The formation of a six-director school district is to be voted on Feb. 4, 1986.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Some residents in Sikeston will be given the opportunity to get to know more about their local Department of Public Safety. Public Safety Chief Jim Leist plans to implement a Citizens' Police Academy by the week of Jan 29. "This is my goal and I hope that we can remain on schedule and have all facets in place to get the program off the ground at that time."

SIKESTON - Gary McKeown of the Sikeston Auto Tire and Parts Store was presented with an award for 25 years of outstanding service to the company by John Tlapek, president of Auto Tire and Parts.