Looking Back 1-13

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

60 years ago

Jan. 13, 1949

SIKESTON - Carolyn Jane Robertson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Robertson, celebrated her third birthday Saturday afternoon with a party at her home.

40 years ago

Jan. 13, 1969

SIKESTON - The Rev. Harold G. Lohrmann, a native of Illinois, is to be installed as pastor of Concordia Lutheran Church, located at Park and Wakefield, on Feb. 2. Installation services are scheduled for 3 p.m.

20 years ago

Jan. 13, 1989

SIKESTON - Efforts which spanned two decades to bring an associate of arts nursing degree program to the Sikeston R-6 School District have finally paid off. The new nursing degree program is scheduled to open its doors on March 1 in the old Reiss Dairy building on South Main Street with classes beginning around Aug. 14.

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SIKESTON - In 1929, destitute sharecroppers, 1,500 from seven counties of Southeast Missouri, gathered along the Highway 61 roadside during the worst days of the Great Depression to protest their situation. To commemorate the demonstration, the Delmo Corporation will sponsor a reunion dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Sikeston, the site of one of the largest protests.

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CHAFFEE - Chaffee pulled out a win Friday over Oak Ridge, getting a bucket with one second left for the win.

10 years ago

Jan. 13, 1999

SIKESTON - Melinda Taylor will be guest speaker for the 38th Practical Nurse Class of Sikeston Public Schools at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church, 1307 N. Main St.

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SIKESTON - Linda Ziegler, long-time employee of Scott County Farm Bureau, recently retired and was honored by her co-workers. She was employed as a custodian for more than 25 years.

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