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Looking Back 2/16

Thursday, February 16, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Charles Stearns, manager of the meat department of the Front Street Kroger Store, has returned from St. Louis where he went for examination at Barnes Hospital.

40 years ago

CHARLESTON - Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Thomas A. Lane, who will talk March 3 at 8 p.m. on U.S. military policy in Vietnam, is a critic of the policy. Since the military voluntary retirement in 1962, Gen. Lane has been a writer on military affairs for newspapers.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Plans for the second Sikeston Optimist Club Monopoly Tournament are well under way. The event is scheduled for Feb. 22 at the Ramada Inn in Miner. The event is conducted in order to raise money to fund the "Shoes for the Needy Children" program. Parker Brothers Inc., owners of Monopoly, is a cosponsor with the Optimist Club.

MINER - A new Hardee's franchise will be opening soon in Miner. Construction work on the new building continued this weekend and has been progressing steadily throughout the winter months.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Southeast Missouri was hit with another snow storm Thursday night leaving one to three inches of snow in the area. The early morning found Jeremy Walters and Eric Mays cleaning off the sidewalk on Taylor Street.

CHARLESTON - Plans for a new 30-bed juvenile detention facility were announced in early January and currently Division of Youth Service Directors are meeting to discuss the site selection process with city and county officials in the 28-county southeast region.

SIKESTON - Dr. Arnold Bell, assistant superintendent, announced the Sikeston school system's vocation program was awarded a $241,513 Technical Education Enhancement Grant. "I think it is exciting that we received the grant," he said. "It's very unusual for them to award such a large grant."