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Looking Back 2/22

Friday, February 22, 2008

60 years ago

ORAN - F.J. Geisner has purchased the Clara Mercer property near the Methodist Church.

SIKESTON - Billy Swacker and Milly Jean Moll will entertain with a dance at the Swacker home on Park Avenue Saturday night in honor of their 12th birthdays.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The women's committee of the Chamber of Commerce announced today that it would sponsor an annual office workers' seminar March 9 at the Holiday Inn. Registration for the workshop will begin at 9 a.m.

MORLEY - George L. Dye of Morley has been named Scott County Cancer Crusade chairman, County Cancer President John Davis announced today.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Department of Public Safety went in to the construction business Monday afternoon when the fire division removed wind-torn tin from the side of the McDonald's building on New Madrid and Front streets.

10 years ago

NEW MADRID - New Madrid County will spend $170,000 for new vehicles for the sheriff's department during 1998. The money, set aside in the recently approved budget, will purchase eight new vehicles used by the sheriff and his deputies.

SIKESTON - DPS and Missouri Highway Patrol were called to the scene of a hazardous material spill at 11 a.m. Saturday. Portions of Highway 60 East were closed to traffic for some time.

SIKESTON - Representatives from the Missouri School Improvement Program were in Sikeston recently visiting with teachers and administration at Sikeston Public Schools. The purpose behind the visit was to evaluate the school system and help maintain education. MSIP makes its way to Missouri schools every five years.