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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back 4/14

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Lt. William J. Hunter, 23-year-old, a son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Hunter of Cape Girardeau, was killed in the crash of an Army heavy bomber Friday near Liberal, Kansas.

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SIKESTON - Lt. Elwood Taylor left Sunday for Hondo, Texas, where he will be stationed as a pilot in the Army Air Force.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - At their annual meeting Tuesday noon at the Missouri Delta Community Hospital, the directors re-elected E.P. Coleman Jr. as president of the corporation; Kendall Sikes, vice president; John D. Hux, secretary; and Lee Bowman, treasurer. It was also announced that another 50-bed wing will be built as soon as the necessary steps have been taken and the money secured.

20 years ago

CHARLESTON - Stephanie Adkisson, 17,, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Adkisson of Eat Prairie, was crowned Dogwood-Azalea Queen Friday night. First runner-up was Ann Ponder, 17, and second runner-up was Lynn Lewis, 15.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Great American Circus roared into town complete with lions and tigers. Performing two shows to a packed house at the old Cotton Mill, the three-ring circus was sponsored by the Sikeston Lions Club.

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SIKESTON - Melissa Ozment is one of those people that writing just comes naturally to. She received honorable mention in two categories in the Southeast Missouri Writing Achievement Awards. She rated "excellent" in grades 10-12 fiction for "Dinner for Double Crossers" and "superior" in essay for "Don't Nuke the Cover Girl"