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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back 1/29

Monday, January 29, 2007

60 years ago

NEW MADRID - Sale of the Southeast Missouri Oil Mill Inc. of New Madrid to Buckeye Oil Co. was announced this week by David M. Barton.

40 years ago

MATTHEWS - Peggy Lou Lathum, by finishing first in a written homemaking knowledge and attitude test, became the 1967 Matthews R-5 High School Homemaker of Tomorrow.

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ORAN - The Oran Eagles, a pre-season favorite among Southeast Missouri basket elite, skipped two places to make it to the No. 2 spot on the Daily Standard poll.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Foster grandparents have been a vital asset through their work at the New Dawn State School in Sikeston for over 10 years. Because of the service, the Sikeston Foster Grandparent Program, sponsored by the Housing Authority of Sikeston, was recently chosen for nomination of the Presidential Volunteer Award.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - A special half-time presentation in recognition of the men and women of Sikeston Public Schools who "made the supreme sacrifice in military action on behalf of their country" will be made Jan. 31 at the varsity basketball game between the Sikeston Bulldogs and the Dexter Bearcats.

SIKESTON - The AARP Tax Aide Volunteer Program has 14 Southeast Missouri sites for elderly and low income individuals during the upcoming tax season. A training session was conducted in Sikeston by Laverne Nothdurft, district coordinator, and her team. Volunteers were trained for sites in Sikeston, New Madrid, Chaffee, East Prairie, Charleston and other surrounding towns.

PORTAGEVILLE - The Immaculate Conception Grade School Cheerleaders won second place at the "B Team" tournament hosted by St. Eustachius in Portageville and also placed second during the "A Team" tournament, which ended Sunday.