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Looking Back 8/9

Monday, August 9, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Sgt. Frank E. Harr was seriously wounded in action on French soil on July 17, a telegram from the War Department informed his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Harr Monday.

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SIKESTON - Pfc. Edward Seymour is missing in action in France, a telegram from the War Department informed his wife on this Thursday.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Three Boy Scout troops, No. 59 and 133 of Sikeston and 4 of Bertrand, with a total of 19 Scouts and three leaders, are spending a week's encampment near Silva.

20 years ago

NEW MADRID - Jennifer Smotherman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Smotherman of New Madrid, says all of her hard work, dedication and sacrifices have paid off. Smotherman recently became the first pianist in the state to receive a fourth gold cup in a music festival sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Sikeston youth soccer player Andrew Lambert worked on his scissor-kick form during the Missouri Youth Soccer Association's summer camp held this week at the recreational complex. Lambert was one of 44 players in grades one through five who participated in the camp. Missouri Olympic Development coach Tony Kuster conducted the camp.

CHARLESTON - The Kiwanis Club held its first Junior Tennis Tournament Thursday at Rolwing Park. The tournament was open to boys and girls ages 8-18 and boasted 50 participants from the Charleston area. The tournament was broken into five age divisions with a singles and doubles category.