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Looking Back 6/7

Tuesday, June 7, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Tech. Sgt. Ralph Carrol, who served nearly 3 1/2 years in the Army Air Forces and who made 58 missions over Nazi Europe as an aerial gunner, is back in Sikeston as a civilian, one of the first Sikeston boys to be discharged on the point system.

40 years ago

MOREHOUSE - Earl Landers Jr., son of Earl Landers Sr. of Morehouse, received a scholarship from Southern Baptist College at Walnut Ridge, Ark. To qualify for this scholarship, a student must have been recommended by the superintendent, which was H.L. Jackson of Morehouse Schools. Landers will attend the fall semester.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The University of Missouri Delta Center conducted a tour and seminar Tuesday afternoon primarily for three visiting officials. The event was planned to help the visitors become better acquainted with the Delta Center and Southeast Missouri agricultural area.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Sgt. Thurman Burns received an official farewell Monday night as members of the Department of Public Safety gathered to wish him the best of luck on his retirement. Burns had been with the department for 31 years, beginning his career in law enforcement in 1964. He proudly displayed the badge presented to him by Chief Jim Leist.

EAST PRAIRIE - Voters in Tuesday's special election turned down a proposal to retain a 19-cent per $100 assessed valuation property tax. By a 14-vote margin - 61 no to 47 yes - voters rejected the city's request to continue the levy for another four-year period for the general fund. The rejection will bring an approximately $20,000 reduction in this year's operating budget.