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Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Looking Back In Time

Wednesday, December 12, 2001

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Two pin oak trees, transplanted by a representative of the Davy Tree Surgeons, Kent, Ohio, now adorn the lawn of Mrs. L.M. Stallcup, 312 Tanner St.


SIKESTON - A radio newscast Monday reported Charles Conrad Branum, son of Mr. and Mrs. P.V. Branum who live west of Sikeston, was killed in action in the war in the Pacific. He apparently was the first Sikestonian to lose his life in the war with Japan and was believed to have been killed in the initial action by bombers Sunday.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Garland Castleberry of Sikeston is a pledge of Delta Sigma Pi, professional business fraternity, at Memphis State this fall.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Sikeston City Clerk Steve Matthews has reminded local residents the filing deadline for City Council is 5 p.m. Friday. Marion Thompson and Allen Crites are the only two individuals who have filed at this time for the position that will open when Steve Sikes' term ends in April, Matthews reported.

10 years ago

BENTON - Until a panel of appeals court judges comes up with a final map for Missouri Senate districts, potential candidates to succeed retiring state Sen. John Dennis say they cannot make a decision on whether to run. "I don't think anybody can make any kind of decision on the Senate seat until they see the lines," said former state Rep. Betty Hearnes of Charleston, one of the possible Democrats.

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SIKESTON - Who says teen-age girls are only interested in makeup and boys? Certainly not anyone who knows Susie Schumacher, 14, and her sister, Betty, 15. The girls volunteer at Missouri Delta Medical Center almost every Saturday and Sunday.