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Looking back 5/4

Thursday, May 4, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - J.F. Cox Jr. won the Junior Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament held at the Sikeston Country Club Sunday afternoon, carding a 77 to lead a field of 22 players.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Retiring district Lions governor Charles Mitchell made his final meeting yesterday at a luncheon meeting held at the Country Club. Also, he said, two new clubs were organized in the district at Essex-Grayridge and Centerville.

SIKESTON - The American Cancer Society's 1986 April Crusade has ended with $1,400 raised in Sikeston.

BENTON - Ray Proctor Jr., chairman of the ASC county committee, announced today the appointment of Kenneth Vowels, Charleston, to office manager of the Scott County ASCS office.

20 years ago

NEW MADRID - Long-awaited construction has begun on the third building of the New Madrid County Central High School East Campus. The building, after completion during the 1987-88 school year, will bring all Central High School students to one campus.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Some reports have claimed that Missouri Sheltered Workshops are in trouble and are having to close down due to lack of production. Local directors claim that is not the case here. Sikeston's sheltered workshop produces 2,600 reels per day for Triangle Wire, 300-400 for Gates Rubber Company in Charleston and 900 reels a day for Alan Wire. "We also have an extensive pallet operation, producing 900 pallets per day," said Workshop Director Harvey Cooper. He added that the workshop utilizes all their own labor through 130 employees and 23 staff member. "We do everything from a complete saw shop to nailing and shipping," he said.

SIKESTON - Missouri Delta Medical Center has been accredited with commendation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. This is the highest level of accreditation by the Joint Commission, which is the nation's oldest and largest accrediting body.