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Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Looking Back 12-16

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

60 years ago

Dec. 16, 1948

SIKESTON - James Harris, 624 Moore Ave., was elected vice president of the sophomore class of Washington University in the campus election.

40 years ago

Dec. 16, 1968

SIKESTON - Charles Royal will be chairman of the Scott County Heart Fund Drive, it was announced Friday by State Campaign Chairman Dr. M. Graham Clark, president of the School of the Ozarks in Point Lookout.

20 years ago

Dec. 16, 1988

SIKESTON - Special funds have been approved to train about 30 employees for a clothing concern that has expressed interest in locating in Sikeston. The Southeast Missouri Private Industry Council and the local Division of Employment Security personnel report that Job Training Partnership Act funds have been approved for on-the-job training.

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NEW MADRID - The Bess Truman Democratic Women's Club honored Van and Rebecca Sharp recently for their service to the group. Algie Phillips, president of the club, presented a certificate to the couple making them honorary members. The Sharps were praised for their help and support to the club in its ventures over the years.

10 years ago

Dec. 16, 1998

SIKESTON - The students at Scott County Central recently presented the Standard Democrat with a plaque. The plaque was for the company's dedication in rewarding the students for achievement attendance and citizenship. Presenting the plaque to Jason Grubbs, Standard Democrat employee, were: Sabrina Eskew, Barb Soemo, LaDonna Lovel, Mike Marsh and Jaci Monroe.

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SIKESTON - The new board of directors for the House of Refuge for Abused and Battered Women are: Eloise Baker, Carol Askew, Sharon McGhee, Barbara Droddy and Linda Frankum, board members; Phyllis Minner, secretary; Ellie Knight, chairman; Julie Dolan, legal advisor; and Art Hobbs, treasurer.

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MOREHOUSE - Ann Evans of the Morehouse Eastern Star presented Jim Glover of Sikeston with a hand-embroidered wedding ring quilt he won in a drawing.