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Looking Back 3/14

Sunday, March 14, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Lt. Harold Nus, Army Air Force fighter pilot, who was recently seriously wounded in action against the enemy in the South Pacific area, has returned to the United States, according to word received the first of this week by his wife, who lives with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Botter.

SIKESTON - The local USO committee has received information from the national organization that a sum of $1,588.56 has been made available for use of the local center.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Don Lewis, chairman of the retail committee of the Chamber of Commerce, reported today that retailers have endorsed a request that the city council give serious consideration to the construction of restroom facilities in the downtown area.

20 years ago

March 14, 1984

SIKESTON - Tom DeReign won the Monopoly tournament Saturday evening, sponsored locally by the Optimist Club. DeReign will receive an expense-paid trip to the national Monopoly finals.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The 14th Annual Kenny Rogers Cerebral Palsy Center Telethon easily exceeded the $150,000 goal for this year. In fact, they raised $162,000.

NORMANDY - If the Vashon High School Wolverines claim the Missouri Class 4A title Saturday, they might need to consider sending the trophy to Charleston head coach Lennies McFerren. It was just three weeks ago the Wolverines were embarrassed a by McFerren's Blue Jays by 22 points. "We were riding high as the top team in the state and thought we would jump all over those little country boys," Vashon head coach Floyd Irons said. "Instead, we got an old-fashioned country butt whuppin.'"