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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Looking Back 4/10

Monday, April 10, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON -Lucille Hahs won second place in an international business English letter writing contest. It is sponsored each month by the Business Education World, a monthly business periodical.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Fair skies welcomed Easter worshipers at Sunrise services yesterday at the high school band shell. The Rev. James E. Fitch, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist Church, delivered the sermon, "He's Alive."


SIKESTON - The Elks Lodge will install officers at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the new lodge. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The Chaffee Elks will be installing the new officers.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Gov. John Ashcroft presented John David, president of the Sikeston Development Council, with a Best of Class award for community-

based economic development literature at the 28th annual Governor's Economic Conference. Sikeston won the top award in the statistical studies and fact books category for its promotional publication, "A Community That Works."

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Jeanne Williams' first few hours as the newly elected president of the Sikeston Public Schools Board of Education proved not to be quite what she had expected. Halfway through the board meeting about 20 members of Mothers Against Violence in Schools filed into the room. Janice Dukes read a letter of a parents pleading for security from violence in the school system. "The law says we have to send our children to school or we go to jail. The same law says if we are abusive parents we go to jail. In that case, every parent who sends their child to Sikeston Public Schools should be in jail, because they are being abused or seeing abuse every day," she read. Although the group was included on the agenda, board members were unaware of the specific reason MAVIS had asked to be heard.