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Looking Back 10/27

Thursday, October 27, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Harwell and son, Gary, who have been residing in Jonesboro, Ark., will take up their residence here Saturday. Mr. Harwell, a former captain in the army who served with the Yanks in England, France and Germany, will be associated in business with his brother, J.R. Harwell.

SIKESTON - Pvt. Glen Forbis, who is with the U.S. Army at Camp Hood, Texas, and Pvt. Lloyd Forbis, who is with the Army Air Corps at Sheppard Field, Texas, arrived home the same day last week for a visit with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Forbis, near Blodgett.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Sikeston's United Fund has pushed above the 54 percent level. Contributions have climbed to $20,843. The goal is $38,900. William Scarbrough, chairman, announced that the Girl Scouts will be on downtown streets for the next three Saturdays to solicit funds.

20 years ago

SCOTT CITY - An experimental plane, which crashed on Interstate 55, killed the pilot and blocked traffic for over an hour. James L. Daniel, 46, of Tulsa, Okla., was pronounced dead at the scene. The pilot had radioed the airport reporting he was experiencing difficulties just before the crash.

SIKESTON - A large crowd gathered Saturday night for Le Bal Masque, conducted at the Sikeston Armory. Most of those attending were in full regalia, complete with masques. For baseball fans, the evening also included a large TV screen where they could watch the World Series.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Parents As Teachers sponsored a group meeting at the Sikeston Kindergarten Center about age appropriate toys for kids, birth to 5 years of age. The parent educators discussed the importance of learning through play with several toy manufacturing representatives present to display their toys, games and ideas.