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Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Looking Back 8/16

Thursday, August 16, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - W.P. Hunt, who has land northwest of Sikeston, was the first to bring an open cotton boll to The Daily Standard this year.

40 years ago

MATTHEWS - Acknowledging the city water left something to be desired, Mayor Harold Burch and the city council today appealed for patience while they worked on a solution.

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NEW MADRID - Twenty-three teenage girls enrolled in the baby sitters school Aug. 15-17. Instructors were provided by the University of Missouri Extension Division and the New Madrid County Health Center.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Nine new physicians have recently been added to the Missouri Delta Medical Center staff in an attempt to cover specialty areas as well as more general fields. New to the Medical Center are: Basal J. Zakhour, Janet K. Meters, Riyadh Tallow, Donald Hartsfield, Richard Ragsdale, Mark Sizemore, Mark Adams, David Allen Carr and Benton Badness Levee.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Department of Public Safety Fire Division received an award from the National Fire Safety Council Tuesday morning in recognition for the local fire safety prevention programs in which personnel has participated.

10 years ago

BENTON - Kelly Schools recently held a new teacher orientation, giving teachers a chance to familiarize themselves with the school. New teachers are: Don Moore, who will be the high school principal; Steve Brantley, industrial arts; Kim Chasm, first grade; Jeanie Cougar, junior high social studies; Curtis Finely, alternative education and IS; Sterol Hoop, fourth grade; Cheri Klipfel, Parents As Teachers; Nicole Myrtle, first grade; Sandy Ruff, teaching high school art; and Heather Waddle, elementary learning disabilities.

SIKESTON - Kimberly Accord, daughter of Robert A. III and Mary L. Accord, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to study music in the United Kingdom. The announcement came for the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the O.S. Information Agency.

SIKESTON - Baby Mr. and Miss Western Contest was held at the River Birch Mall. Chosen as king was James Lucas Houchin. Queen chosen was Taylor Instead.