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Looking Back 11/21

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - At the Malone Theater today, "Easy to Wed," with Van Johnson and Esther Williams. At the Rex, "Winged Victory," with Edmund O'Brien.

40 years ago

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Labor today approved two-man development training grants for the Sikeston Public School System. The grants amount to $643,582 for 180 employed persons for a 36-week, multi-

occupational training period. Another $55,908 was approved for 51 unemployed persons in multi-occupations for various weeks of training.

20 years ago

Nov. 21, 1986

BENTON - Only three people have filed for the six positions open on the new South Scott County Ambulance District Board of Directors. Filing deadline is Dec. 6. The district, which was established by voters in the November election, has been divided into six subdistricts, with a director to be elected from each district.

MINER - The Miner City Council, in a special meeting Thursday night, attended to personnel matters, firing a newly-hired city employee and adding two patrolmen. Stanley Northern, who at one time worked as water treatment plant supervisor, was unanimously approved for the position. Donald O'Guinn of East Prairie was hired as a patrolman, while the council decided that Jack Husk be added to Miner's police department on a temporary basis.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Public School System is removing a portion of the nature preserve at the corner of Ables and Ingram streets with the help of Ferrell Excavating. The Sikeston-based company is about halfway through with the job. The purpose behind the project is to thin out the overgrown preserve, which has attracted a large number of egrets.

SIKESTON - Sponsored by the Elks Lodge No. 2319, the local Just Say No Club boasts a membership of 2,004.