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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Looking Back in Time

Monday, September 24, 2001

Sept. 23

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Walter Mill has gone to Columbia, where he has entered the medical school of Missouri University.

SIKESTON - The Gibson and Hood roller skating rink is now open on Highway 61 North next to the ball park. It was moved here the first of the week from Perryville.

40 years ago

BLOOMFIELD - Everett E. Good, president of the Bank of Bloomfield, died in Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau Tuesday.

20 years ago

Sept. 23, 1981

SIKESTON - The Eighth Annual Charity Walk for Cerebral Palsy is scheduled for Oct. 17. According to Mike Baker, the 1981 chairman of the walk, registration will be conducted at the Kingsway Plaza Mall from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Oct. 17.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - "Tribute to the Fallen." Over 58,000 names of men and women who died or are missing in action during the Vietnam War between 1958 and 1975 are inscribed on the black panels of the Moving Wall. Area residents have flocked to Sikeston's Rotary Park, where the wall is displayed to pay their respects with moments of silence, letters and roses placed near the names. The memorial to U.S. veterans who lost their lives in the war is the exact replica of the permanent monument in Washington, D.C. It is half the size but includes every name in the same place as the original.

SIKESTON - Officers for the ASTRA Club of Sikeston during the 1991-1992 year are Samantha Brooks, president; Nancy Miles, vice president; Jennifer Myers, secretary; and Kristi Dixon, treasurer. ASTRA, which is sponsored by the Altrusa Club, stands for Ability, Service, Training, Responsibility and Achievement.