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Looking Back 12/20

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Ensign Bob Montgomery, who is serving with the Navy at Portsmouth, Va., will arrive today to spend the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Montgomery, and his sister, Mrs. A.S. Waters and family.

40 years ago

MOREHOUSE - The Lilbourn Panthers with good defense, good spirit and all out team effort, placed the Morehouse Tigers in a tie for last place in the conference last night. Long was the big gun for the Panthers leading the way with 16, followed by Blankenship with 15.

SIKESTON - Herman Poe, post office superintendent of mails, rounds out his 25th year today in the postal service.

20 years ago

DEXTER - A Dexter mother gave the gift of life to her son for the second time Tuesday. A successful transplant of a kidney from Carol McRoy, 42, of Dexter, to her 17-year-old-son, Steve McRoy was reported Tuesday afternoon by a spokesman for Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, where the four-hour simultaneous procedures were performed. Tuesday's gift of life from mother to son is considered by the mother to be her Christmas gift to her son, the spokesman said.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Through the designated driver program, local bars and restaurants will provide complimentary soft drinks or non-alcoholic beverages to the designated driver in a group of three or more. The program, sponsored by Sikeston Chamber of Commerce, Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. and the Department of Public Safety, officially begins Friday and will continue through Jan. 2.

EAST PRAIRIE - The McMikle Campus of the Missouri Baptist Children's Home was officially dedicated Tuesday following an open house for the facility. The center will begin accepting boys, ages 6 to 21, at the first of the year, followed by girls. The campus is licensed to care for 22.