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Looking Back 11/22

Monday, November 22, 2004

60 years ago

MORLEY - The Morley boys who are leaving Jefferson Barracks for service are: Clyde Finney, Cleve Cook and Zeldon Robinson.

LILBOURN - Edward R. Richars, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Richars of Lilbourn, is now missing in action, according to word received by his parents.

40 years ago

CHARLESTON - Gov. Elect and Mrs. Warren E. Hearnes were given a "Hero's Welcome" to their hometown after a large motorcade brought them from the Sikeston Municipal Airport to their home city on Friday afternoon. Charleston Mayor P.J. Ponder and his councilmen greeted them at the airport and presented Mrs. Hearnes with a large bouquet of flowers. A crowd of several hundred well-wishers were also at the airport. The day's festivities also included the dedication of the city's new water treatment plant.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Jerry Kelley of Sikeston shot a 10-point buck while hunting near Van Buren last week. He was accompanied by his son, Ted.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Public Safety Director Jim Leist set one goal as vice president of the Missouri Police Chiefs Association Board - to bring training opportunities to southeast Missouri. Since his appointment in September, Leist has held true to his word. Already the Missouri Police Chiefs Association held a seminar on the federal crime bill and community policing here.

NEW MADRID - The city of New Madrid is financially sound, auditors reported, however several recommendations were made to improve accounting safeguards. "We found things to be in very good shape," noted Colleen Flaker, with the Philip J. Black Accounting firm, in her report to the city council.