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Looking Back in Time - 11/18

Monday, November 19, 2001

60 years ago

SIKESTON - The first killing frost of the season came to Sikeston Tuesday morning when the mercury dropped to 22 degrees above zero. Frost has appeared on every succeeding morning.

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Gollady have moved into their new dwelling at 710 Moore Ave. Formerly they occupied the Russell property on North Stoddard.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Lynn Twitty and Jimmy Law will appear in the first Little Theater production of the season, "Witness for the Prosecution." Mr. Twitty, superintendent of Sikeston Public Schools, will be the presiding Judge Wainright. He appeared last season in "The Rainmaker."

20 years ago

SIKESTON - George Jones performed at a Kenny Rogers United Cerebral Palsy Center benefit concert yesterday. He fought a sore throat and microphone problems to perform for the crowd of 3,500.

SIKESTON - A total of 33 area business people are scheduled to address junior and senior high school students Tuesday during Free Enterprise Day, sponsored by the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce.

10 years ago

CHARLESTON - The council chambers at Charleston City Hall now have new American and Missouri state flags, thanks to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4294. Hugh Klasing, commander of the post, officially presented the flags to Mayor Don Daughhetee at the session during a an official ceremony by Klasing.

SIKESTON - Twenty hours after a gunman took four people hostage at the Western Union office here, the ordeal ended with the safe release of the last hostage.