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Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016

Looking Back 7/15

Friday, July 15, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. George Hale and their guests, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Carter of Wood River, Ill., were among those who enjoyed outings at Lake Wappapello during last weekend.

40 years ago

LILBOURN - Delmo is getting a new look. Twenty young men and women who arrived last week at the Delmo Housing Corporation Center are sprucing up homes on the project. They represent youth organizations of the United Church of Christ from 13 states. They received no pay. They have only the satisfaction of giving their time to help unfortunate families maintain their modest homes and surrounding in a more livable condition.

20 years ago

BENTON - The Scott County Historical Society now has a permanent home with the purchase of the former Benton Jaycee building on the corner of Highway 61 and the Missouri Street in Benton. The check for the undisclosed purchase price was presented Monday evening at the building where a complete renovation is planned.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Elvira Metz passed the 60 year mark with the same employer July 1. Metz is a program technician at the Farmers Home Association District office in Sikeston. For those who are considering a career, her advice is simple: "Get a job and give it your best."

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SIKESTON - Peggy Bess, executive director of the Cotton Boll Area Girl Scout Council, was recently presented a donation by the Xl Zeta Alpha chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. The funds will help cover the expenses of sending six Girl Scouts to Wider Opportunities, a series of national and international events serving the "broad interests and needs of young women today."