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Looking Back 5/27

Friday, May 27, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Miss Evelyn Esther Klein, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Murray Klein, 511 S. Kingshighway in Sikeston, was awarded an associate of arts degree at the 113th graduation at Stephens College for Women today in Columbia.

40 years ago

NEW MADRID - Farmers countywide can expect an official visit soon from one of 20 New Madrid County men who began work May 24 as reporters for the Agricultural Stabilization Committee Office located in New Madrid. As reporters these men will be measuring and computing acreage in ensure compliance with the Feed Grain Program including corn and diverted acres and cotton allotments.

20 years ago

BENTON - The Scott County R-4 School District will be asking voters on June 4 to approve a bond issue in the amount of $750,000 to provide additions to the high school and elementary buildings. The need for the addition was brought to light in a report from a building study committee in the fall of 1984.

10 years ago

COMMERCE - Combined flooding from both the Ohio and upper Mississippi River basins along with more rain in the forecast, necessitates the raising of sections of the Commerce - Bird's Point Levee. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District office issued that finding in their most recent report. By raising the levee this would provide "adequate freeboard" (the distance between the top of the levee and the water surface), the report said.

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NEW MADRID - New Madrid County Central had three valedictorians who each gave speeches during graduation exercises on Tuesday evening. Melissa Moore, daughter of Paul and Sally Anne Moore; Shelly Strickland, daughter of Charles and Vera Strickland; and Christie Brown, daughter of Don and Janet Brown, were the academic achievers in the class of 140.

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SIKESTON - Donald and Donna Gremard are the parents of their ninth child, fifth son, born at 1:39 p.m. May 17, 1995. Cody Auston Gremard weighed 7 pounds and was 19-inches long.