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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Looking Back 4/20

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

60 years ago

EAST PRAIRIE - Mr. and Mrs. Herman Daniel were notified through the American Red Cross Friday that their son, Cpl. Clarence Daniel, who was reported missing in the European War Theater Feb. 12, is alive and is being held a prisoner of war in Germany.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - In the election of the state officers of the Missouri Future Farmers of America in Columbia today, John Koch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Markus Koch of Sikeston, was elected one of six vice presidents. He is a senior at Matthews High School.

20 years ago

EAST PRAIRIE - Monday evening was filled with surprise, emotion and a few tears as 14 outstanding citizens were honored at the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet. Man and Woman of the Year honors went to Monty McTigue and Mary Henley. McTigue has been involved in community activities for many years and Henley was honored as "a dedicated mother, foster mother and an inspiration to those who know her." She has been a foster mother for about 15 years.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Sikeston High School students will present "Bye Bye Birdie" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Field House.

EAST PRAIRIE - Advising those present that his presence should not be presumed to be either negative or positive, Kirk Hendricks, coordinator for the Rural Community Economic Assistance Program, explained the site visit Tuesday was just part of the application process. The Mississippi County Industrial Development Authority has applied for a REAP grant, seeking funds for a full-time economic development director.