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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Looking Back 4/4

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

60 years ago

MORLEY - Mr. and Mrs. Will Daugherty of Cape Girardeau are redecorating their home.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - John E. Harper, 903 Allen Blvd. was elected as president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce during the Tuesday night meeting at the Country Club. He succeeds Judge Jack Sides.

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SIKESTON - Robert L. Mitchell and Bruce L. Lewis, both 9-year members of the R-6 School District Board of Education, were re-elected for 3-year terms in Tuesday's school elections by strong majorities.

20 years ago

BENTON - On Friday, Scott County converted to the regular program phase of the National Flood Insurance Program, according to Presiding Commissioner Durwood Dover. Under the NFIP, flood insurance coverage is now made available throughout the communities and unincorporated areas of counties which adopt flood plain management regulations designed to protect new development with flood hazard areas.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Parents scrambled to inoculate their children, stores canceled orders for strawberries and pupils thought twice about eating school lunches after word quickly spread that 2.6 million pounds of frozen strawberries could possibly carry hepatitis A. At this point, only in Michigan have there been reported illnesses linked to the tainted strawberries. And Dorothy Lawrence, food services director for Sikeston Public Schools, assures parents and students they have nothing to worry about here. "Our state director called me yesterday and said we did not need to be alarmed, we did not receive any of those strawberries.


SIKESTON - Alan Keenan was busy during this morning's swearing in of himself as a new council member, and then again as the council voted unanimously to elect him as mayor of Sikeston for another year.