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Looking Back 11/7

Monday, November 7, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON -The new Hammond electric organ for the Christian Church has been received and is now in the church building. It will be installed within a short time and will be dedicated on Sunday .

40 years ago

SIKESTON - In dedicating the new $200,00 post office Sunday, Harold Jinks, of Piggott, Ark., special assistant to the regional director of the post office department, told more than 200 listeners that "the building was dedicated to the people by the employees connected with it."

SIKESTON - Jim Ellis, service manager of Campbell Appliance, has been awarded an accredited technician award for 1965. It was presented to him at the General Motor Training Center in St. Louis at a meeting attended by dealers and service personnel.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Boy Scout volunteers in the Okeechobee District will be honored tonight at the district's annual recognition dinner. A special presentation will be presented to set up a trust fund in memory of scouters Tom Gilmore and Roy Nall. New officers for 1986 will also be installed during the program.

SIKESTON - Approximately $2,000 in property was recovered from a burglary interrupted by a Sikeston Department of Public Safety officer Tuesday evening.

10 years ago

MATTHEWS - Members of the Sikeston Rescue Squad worked to help George Lance out of a grain pit, eight feet below the floor level. According to Tom Essary, field conditioning supervisor for Asgrow, Lance had been lifting several pounds and hurt his back. The Rescue Squad was called to supervise his extradition from the pit to reduce the chance of injuring himself further.

SIKESTON - Mayor Terry Bryant awarded Police Chief Jim Leist with the winner's plaque from the city's softball tournament.