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Monday, Apr. 21, 2014

Looking Back 10-23

Thursday, October 23, 2008

60 years ago

Oct. 23, 1948

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Bert Shuffit moved to their new home on the corner of Edmondson and Warren streets.

40 years ago

Oct. 23, 1968

SIKESTON - Douglas Hammock Jr., a senior at Sikeston High School, was awarded a letter of commendation from the Merit Scholarship Corporation for his excellence in performance on the National Merit Scholarship Test. Hammock is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Hammock of Morehouse.

20 years ago

Oct. 23, 1988

SIKESTON - Members of the Missouri Delta Medical Center Auxiliary in Sikeston are selling pecans as one of their fund-raising projects for the year.

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EAST PRAIRIE - Spooks and goblins abound the home of Dr. and Mrs. Randall J. Shurtz of East Prairie. In addition to happy, sad and scarey-faced pumpkins in front, there are ghostly apparitions hanging from trees, scarecrows and haystacks. Adding to the Halloween scene, placed for the benefit of the couple's grandchildren, according to Mrs. Shurtz, are scattered lights, which add to the eerie scene at nightfall.

10 years ago

Oct. 23, 1998

NEW MADRID - New Madrid County Central's volleyball team picked up its 15th win of the season, defeating Sikeston in two sets to end out the regular season on Thursday night. "We were really pleased with the outcome," said NMCC head coach Dianne Fowler. "We've got a rivalry going, it always feels good to beat them. It wasn't the best we've played all year, but I felt like we played a good game."