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Looking Back 10/23

Sunday, October 23, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Charles Albert Harr, who had been confined to his home for several months suffering from carcinoma, died at his home on Lake Street last Saturday.

40 years ago

LILBOURN - Missouri's state department of education has given its approval to the Lilbourn R-4 school district's application for an adult basic education program to begin Nov. 1.

SIKESTON - More than 50 officers from five law enforcement agencies were present yesterday at the Southeast Missouri Peace Officers Association meeting in the American Legion Hall.

20 years ago

NEW MADRID - Calling it an investment in the future, the New Madrid City Council unanimously approved the expenditure of as much as $15,000 toward the development of the Mississippi River front. Riley Bock, serving as spokesman for the river commission formed to investigate development of the city's river front, said the group plans to select an engineering firm to begin initial design of improvements.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Welton and Louise O'Bannon are challenging Missouri Delta Medical Center Foundation donors again to the tune of $50,000. The O'Bannons will match donations, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000 for anyone who makes a contribution toward the purchase of Intensive Care Unit telemetry monitors. This is the second challenge the O'Bannon have made. The first $50,000 challenge was successfully met in 1994, with funds going to the O'Bannon Family Care Center, the new obstetrics unit at MDMC.

SIKESTON - The Kiwanis Club of Sikeston installed the 60th slate of officers by Lt. Gov. George Parker of Division 16. They were: Ken Yates, King Sidwell, Lloyd Pruitt and Doug Johnson. The club was organized in October 1935.