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Looking back 4/13

Thursday, April 13, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - A birthday celebration was held in the honor of Wilson Pearson's 35th birthday at the home of his brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Doris Pearson. Cake and ice cream were served. A good time was had by all who attended.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Harry E. Dudley, 71, councilman and former mayor, was announced last night as the Chamber of Commerce's Man of the Years choice at the annual banquet in the Armory. Charles L. Blanton Jr., publisher of The Daily Standard, was last year's choice.

SIKESTON - "Grab my .45." said Rory Calhoun, star of the television series "The Texan." Calhoun visited patients at Missouri Delta Community Hospital yesterday.

20 years ago

JEFFERSON CITY - A joint legislative committee on Monday reviewed potential sites for the state's new maximum security prison which will be built by private contractors and leased by the state. The proposed sites included Bloomfield and Malden.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - When Tooshie Smith found out she had won an award for her heroic act she was speechless. In fact, all she could do was wag her tail. Putting her own life at risk, the mixed-breed dog, stepped in between 6-

year-old Brandon, his sister Brooke, 3, and the pit bull that was approaching them. The gate to the fence the pit bull was in had been left open and it escaped. Tooshie paid a high price for her act of heroism, the pit bull broke both of her back legs. She has now been recognized in Missouri as a hero and was named as one of the six finalists out of 100 in the Pet of the Year contest.

SIKESTON - David Friedman, a resident of Sikeston for the past 30 years, was honored by the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce as the "Citizen of the Year."