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Looking Back 2/20

Sunday, February 20, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON -Seaman 1c Leonard E. Carroll was one of the survivors of the Ommaney Bay, which was one of the two ships sunk recently in the Pacific. His mother, Mrs. Emma Carroll of Sikeston, was notified by the War Department this Thursday that he was one of the 400 saved.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - O.C. Lewis, who is serving his 12th year as a member of the Board of Education, Saturday filed as a candidate for re-election to the board. Also filing Saturday was Clem Beal, who is making his first bid for the Board of Education post.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Workers for Gipson Construction Co. used a backhoe Tuesday afternoon to continue work on the shell building in the city's industrial park. The construction is designed to make the structure ready for Media Press, a business forms company, which is to occupy the facility near the Sikeston Power Plant this spring.

10 years ago

MINER - Miner Mayor Donald Holman presented certificates to Sgt. Steve Palmer and Officer Ron Merideth recently. The policemen were honored for their roles in apprehending suspects in the Feb. 6 armed robbery of Rick's Deli. City Attorney Kenny Dement also attended the presentation.

SIKESTON - To meet a need for elderly housing in Sikeston, funding will be sought to construct an additional 20 units here. Matt Marshall, president of the Business Research Institute, conducted a survey of the Sikeston area and concluded that Sikeston has a strong need for elderly housing. At present the city only has 232 units set aside for the elderly.