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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Looking Back 10/3

Monday, October 3, 2005

SIKESTON - Miss Doris Murdock will leave tomorrow for Memphis, Tenn., where she will be employed. Her sister, Miss Betty Murdock, is attending business college there.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Ground was broken today for the new Mr. "C" IGA Foodliner. Walker Childs, owner of the store, is planning for it to be in operation by Feb. 1, 1966.

OFFUTT AFB, Neb. - Jet bombers of the Strategic Air Command began flying missions today against simulated targets near LaValle, Mo. The path will take them over Sikeston.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Two Sikeston men received extra attention on Tuesday at the American Red Cross Blood Drive at the First United Methodist Church. Ralph Hicks gave his 64th pint of blood and Gary Annesser gave his 65th pint of blood. The five-hour event, sponsored by the Sikeston Rotary Club, had set a goal of 145 pints. Volunteers gathered a total of 147 pints. There were 168 people who went to donate, with only 21 being deferred.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - A bin collapsed at the Hedrick Concrete Plant trapping several workers under the debris. Owner, Tom Hedrick said although two of the plant's employees were taken to Missouri Delta Medical Center, those injured only suffered minor injuries. Hedrick said the cause of the collapse would not be determined until after the debris was removed.

BLOOMFIELD - In a continuing effort to put a dent in the illegal drug market, Stoddard County Sheriff's deputies confiscated 41 marijuana plants growing on land off County Road 471. Officers investigating cut down 41 plants at the site.

SIKESTON - The Department of Public Safety has been busy chasing gunfire around the west of town. Javon Buxton was walking to a friend's house and was struck in the arm.