Looking Back 6/13

Sunday, June 13, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - A portion of the sparsely distributed penicillin, wonder drug of the medical world, is in possession of Dr. T.C. McClure. It is believed his office is one of the few places in five counties where the drug can now be gotten.

VANDUSER - Pvt. Wallace Hunt, formerly of Vanduser and Sikeston, has been injured in action in Italy, the War Department has informed his father, W.C. Hunt of Los Angeles, Calif.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The Rev. Willard Spencer has been appointed associate pastor of the First United Methodist Church, where his great-great-uncle, the Rev. Ison L. Spencer, filled the pulpit in 1881.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The Jaycees made the most of their three hits in Sikeston Bootheel Senior Babe Ruth play Monday, while Portageville blasted away to secure its place as the league favorite. Winning pitcher Jon Gilbow belted a three-run double to lift the Jaycees over Ziegenhorn 6-3. Lee Wallace went 4-for-5 at the plate and hurled a four-hitter to give Portageville an 11-1 victory over the Elks.

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SIKESTON - The construction of three city soccer fields was the main topic of discussion at Monday night's meeting of the Sikeston Park Board conducted in the City Council Chambers.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Justin Cline, 3, inspected Butch O'Daniel's Ford F150 pickup at C&C Four Wheel Drive Center and Mike's Auto Repair's first annual open house held Saturday. The even featured four-wheel drive truck displays.

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SIKESTON - Awards were given to local majorettes who competed in the Miss Majorette of Missouri Open Competition in St. Louis recently. Honored were: Kristi Hadder, Jamie Barnwell, Delena Nelson and Rochelle DeLisle.

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