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Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Looking Back 5/21

Monday, May 21, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mrs. J.R. Harwell was admitted to the Poplar Bluff Hospital Tuesday evening for medical treatment.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Interest in preliminary flight training will be measured in a questionnaire for students over 16. If enough interest is manifest, a 12-18 week program would begin, sponsored by the Civil Air Patrol and the public schools.

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SIKESTON - A.D. Price, formerly associated with the Sikeston Lumber Co. and now with the Southeast Missouri Lumber Co. of Cape Girardeau, presented a check for $650 to the Missouri Delta Community Hospital building fund.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Nellie Wilson was named Teacher of the Year by the Women's Division of Chamber of Commerce Wednesday. The award plaque was presented during a Sikeston Community Teachers Association meeting in the high school. Involved in the presentation were Linda Myers, Lois Cokenour, president of the women's division, Mrs. Wilson, Clyde Wilson, Donna Stallings and Pat Marble, chamber executive director.

10 years ago

BENTON - A director for dispatching in Scott County for the two-county E911 system has been named. Joe Burton, who will assume the responsibility on June 1, will begin hiring the remaining dispatchers within the coming weeks. The E911 system is scheduled to be up and running by Sept. 11, but is not required to be operational until Oct. 1.

NEW MADRID - The Community Teachers Association honored the 1997 New Madrid County R-1 retiring teachers recently. Retiring teachers attending were: Dottie Gardner, Travis Ellis, Brenda Newton, Ruth Redfering, Janis Brown, Ted Mauk, Dale Sexton and Linda Harris. Also retiring from the district are Beverly Johnson, Debra Medling, Dale Quinn and Joe Beaher. The group has given more than 350 years of service to education.