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Looking Back 12-21

Sunday, December 21, 2008

60 years ago

Dec. 21, 1948

SIKESTON - Dr. William Critchlow, Sikeston physician, has been appointed to the surgical staff of the Missouri Delta Community Hospital. A member of the hospital's executive committee made the announcement yesterday.

40 years ago

Dec. 21, 1968

MINER - The Ramada Inn, now under construction at the intersection of Interstate 55 and Highway 62 in Miner, is nearly half completed. Grading began in mid-October and the 100-unit, large dining room and meeting room is scheduled for completion in May.

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SIKESTON - Cotton ginning in seven Missouri Bootheel counties up to Dec. 1 totaled 192,059 bales compared to 54,483 bales at this time last year.

20 years ago

Dec. 21, 1988

SIKESTON - Approximately 20 students in Murray Sullivan's biology class at Sikeston High School donated blood during Wednesday's blood drive at the First United Methodist Church. The blood drive collected 147 units, surpassing its goal of 145, according to Marietta Whitworth, co-chairman of the Red Cross volunteers. There were 168 people who turned out for the drive, although 11 were deferred.

10 years ago

Dec. 21, 1998

SIKESTON - Muriel Lambert rolled and tossed her last paper this past week, ending more than 33 years as a Sikeston newspaper carrier. Her dedication has earned her the love of her customers and the admiration of her co-workers. "I really enjoy (the route). You see something different every day," said Lambert.

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SIKESTON - The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce honored its out-going board members Plaques were presented to Robin Pace and Clint Elledge, by SACC President Tom Austin, who presided over his final meeting. Other retired Chamber board members are David Matthews and Richard Montgomery.