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Looking Back 11/19

Friday, November 19, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Renshaw Hall, 2 2-c seaman, who has been stationed in St. Louis, was home on a short furlough besetting his wife and son, Larry Joe

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The Middle School on Tanner Street was robbed sometime between Saturday noon and 11 a.m. Sunday with a loss estimate at around $1,481 in cash and checks. Entrance was gained by the burglar or burglars by breaking the lock on a back door, and then forcing the lock that entered Principal Sam Harbin's office. The steel vault door had a hole, measuring six by eight inches, chiseled through two steel plates and three-inch asbestos. The burglar was able to reach through the door to open the lock and get into the vault room.

20 years ago

Nov. 19, 1984

EAST PRAIRIE - The Broadway musical "Annie" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday by the Choral Music Department of East Prairie High School under the direction of Nancy Bird. The title role of Annie, the little orphan girl who lives on tomorrows, is portrayed by Sandy Wilmurth.

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JEFFERSON CITY - John Ashcroft today officially begins the process of transition from being attorney general to being the state's next governor, and his term already is assured of being a historic one. The Republican governor-elect will be the state's chief executive when, for the first time in its history, Missouri has legalized horse race betting and a state lottery.

10 years ago

NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Citizens for Life will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the New Life Assembly Church.

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SIKESTON - Chapter JU of PEO will meet in the home of Marie Nunnelee at 1:15 p.m. Nov. 22.