Looking Back 5/11

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - War's influence is seen in the 1945 graduating class of Sikeston High School, the list includes 46 girls and only 16 boys, two of whom are already in the United States Army. Commencement exercises for the class will be held on May 21 at the high school gymnasium.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - William F. "Bill" Sikes of Sikeston, prominent farmer and businessman, has been employed by the Board of Education to be an administrator in a Manpower Development and Training Act Program, Board President L.M. Standley said today. The project will involve training in various vocations from about 400 low income youth and adults coming from 20 Southeast Missouri counties.

20 years ago

EAST PRAIRIE - The Eighth Grade Tea, sponsored by the Junior Civic Club, honored the 1984-85 girls in the East Prairie Junior High School Monday evening. During the tea, mother-daughter look-alikes were chosen. Winners were Mary White and her daughter, Tina White, first runners-up; Lois Morgan and Charlotte Morgan, winners; and Brenda and Tonya Riggins, second runners-up.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Twenty houses, properties considered to be unsafe, hazardous to health and to the environment of their Sikeston neighborhoods, need to be demolished. The Sikeston City Council reviewed the list of houses during Wednesday's special meeting and decided the property at 410 Carroll St. should be the first to be removed.

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SIKESTON - Sixteen students from Sikeston High School have been selected to participate in the Missouri Boys State and Girls State programs this summer. Attending Boys State will be Mark Brandom, Andrew Boldrey, Walter Pollock, Boyd Field, Ben Bohannon, Brett Taylor, Alex Cota and Justin Tanner. Those attending Girls State will be Lein Hoang, Gina Hart, Elizabeth Farrenburg and Pacelia Elliot.

MORLEY - Ben Hall was the winner from Scott County Central of the Patriotic Art Contest sponsored by the Morley Memorial Veteran of Wars Auxiliary Post 3568. Second runner-up was Ryan Perkins and third runner-up was Sarah Northern.

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