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Looking Back 1-02

Friday, January 2, 2009

60 years ago

Jan. 2, 1949

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Albert Canoy left this morning for Duncan, Okla., where they will make their new home. Canoy will assume his duties with Skelly Gas Co.

40 years ago

Jan. 2, 1969

SIKESTON - Sixty additional colonels from the Bootheel area were named today to the staff of Gov. Warren E. Hearnes. New names from Sikeston include: Bernard C. Rice, Hal E. Robertson and Frederick E. Steck.

20 years ago

Jan. 2, 1989

SIKESTON - Toot your horns and celebrate, 1989 is here. Matthew, who is fairly new himself having just turned 1, likes the accompaniments of the new year, trying on the hat and giggling whenever the horn would blow. Matthew is the son of Patricia and Jerry Moody of Portageville.

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SIKESTON - It's time once again to forswear all those nagging habits and indulgences you vowed to give up this time last year, and the year before that and the year before that. As we ring in 1989, many of us will make our New Year's resolutions. Though most resolutions quickly fall by the wayside, they do serve a good purpose, according to bob Wissore, clinical director of Sikeston's Bootheel Mental Health Center. "New Year's resolutions are very good. They inject enthusiasm. They act as new beginnings. Everybody has to have goals," Wissore said.

10 years ago

Jan. 2, 1999

SIKESTON - Tessa Matheney, 17-year-old daughter of Hense and Joyce Winchester of Sikeston will opt for a warm sweater and a cozy fire to keep her warm as January's chill arrives. Miss Matheney, a finalist in the Miss Sikeston contest, is a senior at Sikeston High School.