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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Looking Back In Time

Thursday, October 18, 2001

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. William J. Keith are parents of a son, their first child, born Friday at Sikeston General Hospital.

SIKESTON - Ben Johnson of the land auction company bearing his name from Bristol, Tenn., reported Saturday the sale of all 211 lots of property belonging to V.T. Crowe, east of the city near the airport.

40 years ago

CHARLESTON - Clad only in his shorts after being robbed of his pants, shirt, wallet and a company truck, James Parker, 25, of Charleston, shunned his modesty and ran to a nearby field late yesterday afternoon to summon help. Minutes earlier, Parker had just finished digging a grave in Oak Grove Cemetery for McMikle Funeral Home, loaded his tools in the 1956 Ford panel truck and was headed back into town. As the truck started rolling, a 23-year-old Charleston man jumped from behind a tombstone onto the panel truck, opened the door, and robbed Parker with a .38 revolver.

20 years ago

Oct. 18, 1981

CHARLESTON - The 16th Annual Woman of the Year banquet Thursday evening brought honors to Woman of the Year Eleanor Moreton and Honorary Woman of the Year Frances Daniel.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - After 20 years of service with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, Capt. James Terrell officially announced his retirement this morning. He began his career with DPS in 1971 as a firefighter and was promoted through the ranks to captain in 1982. He held this position until his retirement.

SIKESTON - Organizers of a proposed veterans memorial park received help from the city when council members dedicated a section of land to the project.