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Looking Back 9/2

Friday, September 2, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - John Hux sustained an appendectomy at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau Aug. 29. His condition is reported as satisfactory.

SIKESTON - Miss Mary Sidwell will go to Alton, Ill., the latter part of this week to assume her duties as home economics instructor in the public schools.

40 years ago

CHARLESTON - Office Manager George Roberts for the Mississippi County Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Service announced Saturday the new members of the service's committee. Leondas Allen, chairman, three-year term; W.H. Thompson, vice chairman, two-year term; and Mac McClanahan, member of the committee, one-year term. They will take office Wednesday.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Local activities have been planned in Sikeston in conjunction with the annual Jerry Lewis Supershow, the Labor Day weekend telethon to benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association. Activities are planned from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the Kingsway Mall.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Scott County Central School District was awarded a grant of $16,000 from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as part of the Incentives for School Excellence Program. The new grant will support a special project designed to upgrade the Scott Central School District's computer lab.

SIKESTON - The family of Don Hastings II reported the first cotton boll of the season, which they found on their farm located south of Sikeston. Making the report were Don and Angie Hastings and their children, Trey and Tori.

SIKESTON - G. Wendell Weathers, DDS, PC, will retired from his private practice of dentistry Sept. 30. Weathers, who first opened his office in Sikeston in October 1960, later bought a dental practice on Tanner Street. In the spring of 1967 he built his present office at 405 Tanner St. Although ending his 35 year career as a dentist, his son, Grant W. Weathers, DDS, will continue to practice dentistry at the Tanner Street office.