Looking Back 8-14

Thursday, August 14, 2008

60 years ago

Aug. 14, 1948

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Proffer of Sikeston are parents of a son born Aug. 14.

40 years ago

Aug. 14, 1968

BLOOMFIELD - Deputy Sheriff Russell Williams, 45, suffered scalp wounds when a jail prisoner hit him over the head with a metal object at 4:30 p.m. Friday. He was taken to Dexter Memorial Hospital for treatment.

20 years ago

Aug. 14, 1988

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Nursing Center treated residents to a rodeo feast last week. Participants in the adopt-a-grandparent program were also present.

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NEW YORK (AP) - An ABC News poll Friday put the presidential race at 49 percent for George Bush to 46 percent for Michael Dukakis, an evaporation of Dukakis' big post-Democratic convention lead.

10 years ago

Aug. 14, 1998

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Medicine Shoppe held a Kid Care ID program Thursday at their store. The nationwide program is used by law enforcement officers to help track children in case of abduction. Measuring 9-year-old Adam Launius is Brian Moxey.

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EAST PRAIRIE - Amanda Mainord, daughter of Kevin and Mary Anne Mainord of East Prairie, has been awarded an Achievement Scholarship and a Recognition Award at Murray State University in Murray, Ky.

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SIKESTON - Youths in the Mother's Day Out Program at the First United Methodist Church went all out when it came time to celebrate Rodeo Day recently. Dressed in their best western attire, the group took some time out after a long, hard day on the range.

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SIKESTON - The Bulldogs came home winless in the 1998 Bambino World Series having fought a valiant effort against Oakland, Calif. and the host squad, Vincennes, Ind.

No matter how things ended, people across the state will remember this unit.

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