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Looking Back 5/23

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

60 years ago

CATRON - Plans were announced by David Barton, well known planter of Catron, for the erection of a new soybean oil mill, which is to be located on Highway 61, four miles north of New Madrid and 16 miles south of Sikeston.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Graduation exercises for 33 seniors were held last night in the Scott County Central High School. Bill Prindle, senior class president, presided. The principal speakers were Pat Verble of Vanduser and Lloyd Triplett of Morley.

SIKESTON - At a meeting of the Junior Chamber of Commerce held at the Country Club last night, two new members were accepted: Ed Smith and Charlie Rose.

20 years ago

KEWANEE - She came from a town so small, they don't list the population on the sign. Tonja Blankenship, armed with a borrowed prom formal, her favorite stuffed animal, a lucky ring and a smile that would melt the heart of a grouch, claimed the title of Miss Missouri National Teenager during statewide competition.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The success of Sikeston's Weed and Seed program is bringing Gov. Mel Carnahan in for a visit today. Weed and Seed, which is a process of "weeding" out the criminals and "seeding" in community programs, kicked off in Sikeston last summer as a state test program. Utilizing state and federal funds, local police administrators have been able to hire new officers, increase salaries, bring in additional equipment and open a substation in the Sunset neighborhood.

MINER - Various representatives from the City of Sikeston, City of Miner and Scott County, along with the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce, met Wednesday to discuss joining forces behind a proposed northern interchange on Interstate 55. The long-considered interchange would connect HH Road with the interstate.