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Looking Back 4/22

Friday, April 22, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Miss Eleanor McClure entertained with a bunking party last Saturday night when Misses Betty Ruth Limbaugh, Sue Tanner, Alice Van Horen and Carolyn Weltecke were guests.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Tonight is the night and enjoy the old Standard Time while you can as of midnight and after tonight, all clocks will be moved ahead one hour for Daylight Savings Time. The move in this area will be welcomed by many, as it will give them one extra hour of daylight for work and sports. All cities and towns in Scott and adjoining counties will change.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Department of Public Safety firefighters battled a gasoline fire Tuesday morning at Hutter Oil Co., 900 N. Main St., Firemen fought the blaze for about 30 minutes under windy conditions. No firemen were injured in the accident which caused a great amount of smoke. Berle Hopper, 43, was caught in the flame which apparently started when fumes from gasoline got into the breather of a tanker truck filled with gasoline. The Morley man reportedly suffered burns over 62 percent of his body.

10 years ago

BLODGETT - The Blodgett Women's Club sponsored an Easter egg hunter at Blodgett Park earlier this month. The prize eggs were awarded to Jessica Turner (K-9 category) and Adam McGee (K and under). Chris Gates found the most eggs - 23 - in the K-9 category while Matthew Carmack, participating in the K and under category, was the winner with 15 eggs.

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SIKESTON - Dr. Sam Harbin was selected as "Citizen of the Year' by Elks Lodge 2319. The award was presented to Harbin, former superintendent of Schools for Sikeston and currently the director of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce, by Leroy Parmenter.