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Looking Back 3/24

Sunday, March 24, 2002

60 years ago

MOREHOUSE - "Remember Pearl Harbor" reads a multi-colored placard hanging on the door of the Charles Morris home in Morehouse. But Mrs. Paul J. Sherrard and her sons, Paul Jackson Sherrard Jr., 7, and Charles Richard Sherrard, 4, need no reminder. In fact it probably would be better if young Paul could forget. Mrs. Sherrard and the children witnessed the Dec. 7 Japanese assault as residents in Pearl Harbor and arrived in Morehouse only weeks after a voyage from the Pacific Naval Base.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Dewavon Adams of Francis' Beauty Shop gave a hair style show for the Rotaryanns Saturday afternoon in the high school cafetorium.

20 years ago

CHARLESTON - The Class 3A and 4A all-state teams and polls have been announced by the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. Lennies McFerren of Charleston High School was named Coach of the Year for the Class 3A boys. In the final state poll of the Class 3A, Charleston was ranked fourth. Jackie Johnson of Charleston, a senior, was named to the second team in Class 3A girls.

10 years ago

BELL CITY - Johnny Dover, a factory worker from Bell City, has filed for Congress in the Eighth Congressional District of Missouri. Proclaiming himself "the working people's candidate," Dover filed his candidacy March 16. He is seeking the position currently held by Rep. Bill Emerson (R-Cape Girardeau). Dover, a Democrat, ran in the 1988 primary race for the same seat.


SIKESTON - Southeast Missouri State University will offer off-campus courses in Sikeston this summer. The classes will apply toward degree requirements or electives.