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Monday, Aug. 29, 2016

Looking Back In Time

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mrs. Ted Joyce entertained a group of children at her home Sunday afternoon in honor of her son, Dale, who celebrated his sixth birth anniversary. The guests were: Bobby Dean Crawford, Barbara and Linda Wilkerson, Bobby and Linda Gregory, Charles Gwaltney, Bryon Larson, Joy Kindred and Virginia Ruth Hambrick.

40 years ago

CHARLESTON - Mrs. P.S. Woods of Columbia gave a loaf of her famous homemade bread to Paul Handy Moore and Mrs. Moreton, both of Charleston, recently. During the past three years, Mrs. Woods has baked over 700 loaves to be sold at the Country Kitchen.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - John Peel was recently honored with the Silver Beaver Award for his efforts to improve Boy Scouting. The award was presented during the Okeechobee District's annual business meeting and recognition dinner at the First United Methodist Church. It is the highest award a volunteer leader can receive.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Brooke Patrice McDonald was named Bernie Junior Miss Harvest Festival Queen recently. She is the daughter of Duke and Pat McDonald of Sikeston. First alternate was Megan Dover, daughter of Johnny and Kay Dover of Bell City and second alternate was Heather Creasy, daughter of Raymond and Jackie Creasy of Lilbourn.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Department of Public Safety says new weapons will make it safer for them - and for the public they protect. The City Council Wednesday approved a proposed weapons change over for DPS officers. "We've researched semi-automatic weapons for three years," said Lt. Dan Armour. "We have to have the fire power to do our jobs." Council members examined the $600 handgun before voting.