Looking Back 1/11

Sunday, January 11, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Stephens have received a Purple Heart medal, awarded posthumously to their son, Sgt. Wayne W. Stephens, who was killed in action in July.

SIKESTON - Among the students registered at Washington University in St. Louis this term is Walter C. Mill of Sikeston. He is a junior in that school of medicine.

40 years ago

DEXTER - The new Dexter National Bank at the corner of Stoddard and Mulberry streets will be open to the public Wednesday, according to Creal Black, president. It will be the second bank for this city.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Cable World of Sikeston Inc. officially kicked of its new programming package Wednesday morning. Employees of the firm were excited about the addition of StarPak and KBSI TV-23 Cape Girardeau to the local system.

SIKESTON - Fire destroyed a home at 205 N. West St. today. The fire is believed to have started in the rear of the building.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Allen Hatchett did all he could. He took control, made the tough shots and led his Sikeston boys basketball team to the brink of victory Friday. Then Charleston awakened from its late-game slumber. A timeout was all it took. "There was a lot of confusion going on with our team near the end," said Charleston point guard Tim Frazier. "Everybody lost their focus." The Blue Jays controlled the final outcome, 56-48.

CHARLESTON - Charleston artist Steven Vaughn Ward was one of 10 artists selected by James Yood, Chicago-based art critic and professor, to take part in a special honors award exhibition organized by Art St. Louis. Ward will display eight never-before-seen paintings in the Art St. Louis Gallery.

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