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Looking Back 2/19

Monday, February 19, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Members of the Henry Meldrum American Legion Post voted Thursday night at their regular meeting to move into their new home on South Kingshighway.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Becky Wagner will be a piano soloist with the high school band in the band's annual winter concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Junior High School auditorium.

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SIKESTON -The Scott County Easter Seal drive opened today with the sale of the first sheets of seals to Mrs. Della Poe, Missouri's nurse of the year for 1966.

20 years ago

BENTON - Glen Northdruft was selected as the Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District farmer of 1986. The announcement came during the organization's annual meeting Thursday night in Benton. Melvin J. Hamms, SCS conservation technician, presented the award to the Oran farmer and his wife, Susan.

BENTON - The assistant secretary of agriculture apologized for governmental intrusion, but said preservation of Scott County's topsoil takes precedence. Peter Myers, deputy secretary in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was guest speaker at the Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District's annual meeting Thursday night at Robert's near Benton.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The state senate confirmed Charlotte York's appointment to serve on the State Board of Nursing on Jan. 29. "Being appointed to the State Board of Nursing is a very high honor in my profession. It also pleases me that I am respected enough in the state to be given this opportunity to further my career," said York, who was appointed by Gov. Mel Carnahan to fill the unexpired term which will end June 20. At that time it will be decided if she will be reappointed. "I feel I was chosen because I am so involved in nursing, I have lots of experience."