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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Looking Back 8/28

Sunday, August 28, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Norman Crane of Sikeston at the local hospital Aug. 22.

40 years ago

NEW MADRID - Supt. Leemon L. Schuette will not be on the New Madrid faculty. In his place will be Frank Wiley, 37, formerly of Keytesville.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - J.T. Anderson, a teenager from Sikeston, floated slowly with his brother Jeremy, downstream on the Current River on their way to the family's campground. An older couple, Wayne and Louise Garrett of Marion, Ill., was tubing together just behind J.T. Louise Garrett, 56, had been swimming since she was a child and had never feared the water. Relaxation reversed to hysteria when the rapids shot Louise Garrett into the last bend. Suddenly, Mrs. Garrett's only hold on her life was as strong as her grip on the tree trunk to which she clung. J.T., however, saw the situation and did something about it. As the Current forcefully tugged Mrs. Garrett's body out to deeper water, J.T. maneuvered his inner tube tire to the half-sunken tree. She was able to stay above the current because J.T. blocked the rush with his body, positioned a foot from her head. "I think he's great. He wasn't afraid to get involved," Mrs. Garrett said thankfully.

10 years ago

August 28, 1995

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Jaycees' Rodeo Grounds played host Saturday to a miniature set of cowboys and cowgirls. The event, sponsored by the 4-H youth organization, provided an opportunity for youngsters interested in the sport to get a taste of the real thing.

ESSEX - The newly crowned Mrs. Missouri Cheryl Kleffer from Essex is on her way to Palm Springs, Calif., to represent Missouri in the Mrs. America Pageant on Sept. 16.