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Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Looking Back 6/15

Thursday, June 15, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Vick expect to move into their new home at 717 Kathleen St. the latter part of this week.

40 years ago

June 15, 1966

DEXTER - Another step was taken in a long series for completion of the Dexter Memorial Hospital project. Liberty Township equipment began widening and leveling One Mile Road between Highway 114 and new Highway 60. The road was widened from 40 to 60 feet and plans call for eliminating a hill crest which poses a potential danger for vehicles entering and leaving the hospital.

SIKESTON - Ernest Moxley announced that the 29th annual meeting of the Scott-New Madrid-Mississippi Electric Cooperative will be held Friday, June 24, at the Sikeston Armory grounds. Registration begins at 10 a.m.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The years of "downsizing" come to an end July 31. On that Wednesday, Weslock National Inc. will simply close its doors for the last time. Tom Tolleson, vice president of operations with Weslock National Inc., informed the 10 remaining members of the workforce at the building on Malone Avenue last week of the Sikeston plant's closing. "We are downsizing due to a declining sales base," Tolleson said. "Our sales just won't allow us to continue the overhead of this facility."

SIKESTON - Forging a check in Sikeston may net a criminal a quick capture instead of easy money. The community's retailers and seven banks, working with the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce and the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, have formed Red Alert. The program is designed to alert merchants and others within an hour about lost or stolen checks, which could be forged.

SIKESTON - Pam Eldridge was named emergency medical technician of the year and Jeff Bissel was selected the EMT-paramedic of the year by the South Scott County Ambulance District.