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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back 7/17

Monday, July 17, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - At the Malone, "Ziegfield Follies" with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. At the Rex, "Mrs. Parkington" with Walter Pidgeon and Greer Garson.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Lance Walters, who will be a junior at Sikeston High School, was among 78 high ability secondary school students who attended the 11th annual Junior Engineers and Scientists Summer Institute in June and July at Greencastle, Ind.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - An affiliation agreement which will benefit area dialysis patients was signed by Missouri Delta Medical Center and Jewish Hospital Wednesday. Under the agreement, nephrologists from Jewish Hospital will make regular, scheduled visits to the local hospital's dialysis center. The ongoing monitoring will allow patients the opportunity to be evaluated for possible kidney transplant through Washington University.

SIKESTON - This Saturday area residents will be given an opportunity to sign petitions requesting the issue of a Southern Scott County Ambulance District to be put in the November ballot. According to former Sikeston Mayor Lewis Conley, who is spearheading the movement to put the issue on the ballot, tables will be set up at Sheehy's IGA and at the Kingsway Mall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

10 years ago

ORAN - "It's the Academy Award for geeks," joked Bill Holmes, about the honor his company received. But jokes aside, the award from the 1996 Computerworld Smithsonian Awards Program is one of the most prestigious and honors the best societal uses of information technology worldwide. Agronomy Service Bureau, the Oran company which developed an agriculture information program with Farmland Industries of Kansas City, was cited as an innovator in information technology.