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Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Looking Back 10/21

Thursday, October 21, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston USO unit closed Sunday with a record of having played host to 18,400 service men and women since it opened Feb. 27, 1942. The unit ceased operation with the abolishment of the primary training school here, which last week graduated its last class of cadets.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The Southeast Missouri Law Enforcement officers held their district fall meeting Thursday afternoon at the Knights of Columbus building. The principal speaker was Donald W. Morley, assistant in charge of the FBI, St. Louis.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Amerock (National Lock Co.), 104 Keystone Drive, contributed to the United Way of Sikeston Monday morning. Employees contributed $2,800 with the corporation donating $1,000. The overall United Way figure is presently at 51 percent of the goal.

10 years ago

CHARLESTON - The Charleston St. Henry's Home and School Association is hosting a dinner and bazaar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23 at St. Henry's School. The menu will consist of chicken and dumplings, dressing, ham and all the trimmings.

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SIKESTON - The general membership committee of the Swampeast Missouri Chapter of Ducks Unlimited met recently to plan this year's sponsorship banquet. The banquet will be held at 6 p.m., Oct. 26 at the Sikeston Eagles Club. Tickets are $20. Attending the meeting were: Joe Baker, Larry King, Jeff Hardin, Art Hobbs, Paul Woodruff, John Johnson, Bud Werner, John Ziegler, Steve Taylor, Jerry Pullen, John Limbaugh, Bill Crowell and Mike Taylor.