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Looking Back 8/15

Sunday, August 15, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Pfc. Joseph M. Goldstein was recently received as an APO member.

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SIKESTON - Hospital notes: Mrs. William Fennell of Sikeston entered August 4 and a son was born to her on the same day.

40 years ago

CHARLESTON - The Fourth Annual Charleston Kiwanis Club Talent Show has drawn 30 acts. It will be held on a stage on the football field, Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All contestants will be competing for cash prizes. The different prizes are: $25, $15 and $10 in each of the two age categories. The acts are representing 14 different cities.

20 years ago

VANDUSER - Michael G. Hatley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hatley of Vanduser, has reported to recruit training at the Naval Training Center, San Diego, Calif. Upon completion, he will be granted a 14-day leave before reporting to his new duty station or a service school.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Fifty years of memories and continued improvements promise to make the 1994 Cotton Carnival one of the best ever. This year's Cotton Carnival is scheduled for Sept. 19-24 at the Kingsway Mall. The new location, organizers explained, will be a positive change. American Legion Post 114, sponsors of the event, said the change would enable the post to offer more rides and expand the number of booths.

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SIKESTON - Charles Atchison, president of Homestead Distributing, recently presented Richard Saben, of the Homestead firearms department, with a custom engraved Rossi revolver. The revolver was presented to Saben for superior knowledge and outstanding sales achievement of firearm sales for the company.