Looking Back 4/28

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Sikeston High School news: Schools of Scott County have been given the privilege of naming a hospital airship in recognition of this county's success in the Fourth War Loan Drive. Each school is allowed to submit its choice to the Scott County War Finance Board. From the entries, the board will select the winning name. Last Monday a committee from the student council chose the name which Sikeston High School will submit for the ambulance airship. They selected the name, "Big Doc," submitted by room 10A with "Wings of Mercy" as second choice.

40 years ago

ORAN - Donnie J. Williams, son of Delgie and Dovie Williams, raised his right hand at 1:30 p.m. April 28, 1964, to be sworn into the U.S. Army at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Three candidates are seeking two seats on the Sikeston R-6 School Board of Education in Tuesday's school elections. The candidates are Bob Guthrie and Dr. Bill Boyce, both seeking re-election, and Robert L. Quandt, who is seeking his first term on the board.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The original Bigfoot Monster truck appeared in Sikeston for the whole weekend. The public had a chance to go see the huge racing truck a couple of different places throughout the weekend.

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SIKESTON - The Easter Bunny visited with the children at the Mothers' Day Out Program. The bunny handed out candy Easter eggs during their snack time. The Mothers' Day Out is conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the public school term at the First United Methodist Church.

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