Looking Back 6/29

Friday, June 29, 2007

SIKESTON - George W. Kirk, long active in the Kiwanis Club, has been elected trustee at the international convention in Chicago.

PHILADELPHIA - Mrs. Peter Myers of Canalou has joined the family test group of Farm Journal magazine, according to Mrs. Gertrude Dicken, women's editor. Mrs. Myers and her family are one of 500 members of the group.

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NEW MADRID - Eighty students have enrolled for the general education and development program in New Madrid since June 1. Final enrollment is set for July 6. Kenneth Davis is the chief instructor for the program. 20 years ago -- June 29, 1987

SIKESTON - From the ashes of the Chaney-Harris Cultural Center rubble could rise a versatile steel and concrete structure to replace it. Plans for a new cultural center were approved by members of the Sikeston Little Theatre during a public meeting Tuesday night.

SIKESTON - Dorothy Ashbaugh, charter member of the Allegro Music Club of Sikeston, received the Who's Who of Missouri Federation of Music Clubs Award at the club's annual banquet. The presentation was made by Doris Livingston, president. Ashbaugh has taught music for 55 years and still provides the Sikeston area with talented musicians.

SIKESTON - Bonnie and Gene Clayton, owners of Clayton Fabrication and Metal Works Inc., 357 N. Interstate Drive in Sikeston, were honored by the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce as the Industry of the Month. The Claytons began their business in 1982.

BENTON - The Kelly Hawks were the third best 2A baseball team in the state of Missouri this year. One of the team leaders, Denver Stuckey, who is currently a key player on Chaffee's legion team, proved to be one of the five best high school infielders in the state, making first team on the 1997 All-

State list. He is the first baseball player in Kelly High School history to reach that level.

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