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Looking Back 11/17

Thursday, November 17, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Leighninger transacted business in Cape Girardeau today.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Is there a Santa Claus? For your answer, ask several hundred families. Or still better, the testimonial buffet dinner given last night at the Country Club in honor of Paul C. Meyer provides the answer. There were 110 persons who decided to surprise Meyer for the many years of unselfish service he has bestowed on hundreds of children on Christmas.


DEXTER - Earl Jarvis, chairman of the Southeast Missouri Council Board of Review, announced that nine Boy Scouts were approved Thursday for Scouting's highest rank of Eagle.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Justin Michael Pobst, 4, of Sikeston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pobst, and Sarah Renee Griffin, 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Griffin of Sikeston, will reign as Mister and Miss Snowflake for 1986. The pair were winners in the contest Monday night at the Kingsway Plaza Mall. First alternates are Ty Ferrell, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Ferrell of Sikeston and Charla Burton, 5, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Burton of Bloomfield.

10 years ago

BENTON - For the second year in a row, Kelly Elementary art teacher, Sheila Williams received a letter from the governor's office asking if her students would be interested in making ornaments for the governor's Christmas tree in Jefferson City.


SIKESTON - Jerry Gilliland of Sikeston and Homerdell Gentry of Havelock, Iowa, were reunited after 42 years. The friends took basic training together at Fort Bliss, Texas, in 1951. They were separated in 1953 when Gentry went to Germany and Gilliland to Italy. The two men have written for several years, promising each other that they would meet for a visit.