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Looking Back 7-14

Monday, July 14, 2008

60 years ago

July 14, 1948

SIKESTON - Reynolds Young, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Young Jr., celebrated his fourth birthday Wednesday afternoon with a party at his home.

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SIKESTON - Sandra Kirby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vodril Kirby, observed her 12th birthday July 12 and was complemented with a dinner at her home.

40 years ago

July 14, 1968

CHARLESTON - A Charleston school teacher is enrolled in graduate studies at the American Freedom Center of Freedom Foundation in Valley Forge, Pa. Ronald H. Pilz is among 44 teachers and educators throughout the nation who have been awarded scholarships for the three-week seminar.

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SIKESTON - Today Mrs. C.E. Felker announced her candidacy for committee person in Richland Township in the Aug. 6 primary election.

20 years ago

July 14, 1988

CHARLESTON - The reaction to Gov. Michael Dukakis' choice as his running mate for the presidency only drew praise from the Bootheel Democratic Party office. Charleston's Betty Hearnes, the major Democratic contender for governor, said Texas Sen. Lloyd Bentsen is a wise choice but Missouri's Rep. Richard Gephardt might have been better.

10 years ago

July 14, 1998

SIKESTON - Fred Roberts, Kinnie Burgess and Steve Burchfield, employees of Santie Wholesale Oil Co. and Midwest Energy of Services of Sikeston, participated in a Missouri Propane Gas Association Training Seminar, completing the necessary requirements to remain certified in their areas of services.

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SIKESTON - The Xi Zeta Alpha chapter of Beta Sigma Phi recently announced the award of a $400 scholarship to Jennifer Cox, a 1998 graduate of Sikeston High School. The daughter of Marie Walton of Sikeston, she will attend the University of Missouri at Columbia in the fall.

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SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lions Club presented a $800 check to the Kenny Rogers Cerebral Palsy Center for construction of a fence around the playground.